09-30-2011, 02:23 PM
Buddy Floren Lost "Giant" Brown
About 10am we came up on this hole. I have been letting Floren have most of the holes first.
Floren placed himself at the bottom left of the photo and cast up to the fast water on the left side....right where that little node sticks out. I was standing behind him about 2 steps up the bank. Floren finished his retrieve and was lifting out of the water ........
It happened in slow motion. I saw a little movement
near the end of Floren's retrieve. Then there was this large white thing in the water
. It was the trout opening its mouth. The fish slammed it about 15 feet in front of us. Floren set the hook and fish came to the surface for an instance and turn and out it popped. The line flew over Floren's shoulder and off went the biggest small stream brown I have ever seen lost
. This female brown rivals Joe Chadwick's Once In A Lifetime Trout.
Floren and I sat down and regrouped. Floren was still swearing. Floren needed to sit because his legs were shaking and noodle like. We sat there for 30 minutes hoping the trout might calm down and forgot about us and feed again.
It did not.
I may go back after this fish at dusk tonight.