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brook Trout limit????

Post By: uglyStickFisher      Posted: 4/25/2012 6:40:26 PM     Points: 262    
Quick question on Brook Trout size limit. In the Regs book it says you can keep up tp 10 at 8 inches long or less. So does that mean you can't keep any Brook Trout over 8 inches in length?
 Reply by: heliboy      Posted: 4/25/2012 6:51:14 PM     Points: 70    
No, it means you can keep an additional 10 brook trout under 8 inches in addition to the daily bag limit of 4 trout in aggregate regardless of species.
 Reply by: aerofanbig      Posted: 4/25/2012 7:19:31 PM     Points: 1841    
What he said ^^

If it is over 8", its just like any other trout, under, you have the special extended limit. So, you could theoretically keep 12 brookies, as long as only 4 are over 8". And honestly it is probably a really good idea to at least try to hammer out that under 8" limit! Nearly every single brook trout stream/lake I've ever fished is horribly over populated (hence the reason for that limit increase) and they start to stunt very quickly. And wouldn't you know it...brookies are among the best eating of the trout family!
 Reply by: ZZZ      Posted: 4/25/2012 8:10:29 PM     Points: 1124    
Actually you could keep 14, 4 over eight inches and an additional 10 under eight inches. They could probably double that to 20 under eight inches and still have streams full of stunted fish.

Tight Lines...zzz
 Reply by: moosegoose      Posted: 4/25/2012 8:18:21 PM     Points: 2596    
Bring some butter and a pan. Great shore lunch in the mountains. Brooks are my favorite fish to eat.
 Reply by: uglyStickFisher      Posted: 4/25/2012 9:09:38 PM     Points: 262    
Thanks for the replies! That makes sense on why you can keep so many, I had no idea they were that over populated.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 4/26/2012 10:19:27 AM     Points: 952    
uglyStickFisher,
Try putting those small brookis on a green willow branch and roast em over a small fire...nothing like em! Good Fsihing!
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