Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
monger

Consistent catch of Browns over 28"

Recommended Posts

Saw this on the other provincial forum. Anyone else experience this kind of results. Very impressive:

 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6
 
Default

Fishing the Bow River for big Brown Trout is a long living passion for me.
Early in the season, I drift Bow River Buggers slowly through the fishes over wintering spots.
Size 2 and 4.
I also use Clouser Minnows and other large Streamers.
Early on in the season, I use a slow retrieve.
I have caught many Browns over 28" every year for almost 40 years.
From Dry Fly Caddis fishing to pounding the banks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I catch 28+ all the time. Conveniently when my phone, camera and measuring tape are missing for some reason..

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine are always 28 when held out as far as possible and shot with a GoPro.

or when I lie about the dimensions of my net.

Guess I’m going to have to try this clouser thing.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've only caught 2 over 28" in 40 years. I need more lessons I guess

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hahaha. Sounds like Jimmy needs a measuring tape. The ever humbling tape usually shrinks a fish by a few inches. Very few honest 28”ers out there. If I get a couple bow river browns in a season over 24, 25 I consider I’ve done well, and I’m a dedicated streamer junkie. Or maybe I just suck at fishing. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ive hooked up with several over 30" every year but never had them to hand. 

PS-Careful Monger. If you offend the wrong bait chucker on that forum you could get a lifetime Ban.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All the fish i dont land are also 30+".. same with the flies i lose on the bottom.. i mean 30"ers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, troutlover said:

Ive hooked up with several over 30" every year but never had them to hand. 

PS-Careful Monger. If you offend the wrong bait chucker on that forum you could get a lifetime Ban.

Ya like me. Ha

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guys,

while i"vet only caught two Browns of that size over the past 50 years, I've watched others do so. 

Perhaps he is one of those.

Don

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, DonAndersen said:

Guys,

while i"vet only caught two Browns of that size over the past 50 years, I've watched others do so. 

Perhaps he is one of those.

Don

Yearly? In this day and age, any 28 or above brown trout would be so splattered over the internet, and undoubtedly a guide would have stumbled into them at least a couple times a year. Catching ‘many’ a year... right 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yearly? In this day and age, any 14 or above brown trout would be so splattered over the internet, and undoubtedly a guide would have stumbled into them at least a couple times a year. Catching ‘many’ a year... right 

 

fixed it for for you

 

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I consider myself an honest fisherman, in that I don't consciously try to inflate the size or number of fish that I catch.  That said, I'm always genuinely surprised to see that my best "conservative estimates" of a fishes weight or length are consistently about 20% higher than what the tape or scale will show. 

That said, even if I give Jimi the benefit of the doubt and assume he's talking about 22" - 24" broonies (still damned nice fish), I have to think that "many" really translates to "more than two". 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jimi forgot to mention he just throws the fish back in the river still hooked up and fights it again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×