This is why I love fishing, no matter where you are you can never be sure what youíre going to catch. I think most people would agree that Monument Lake is a fun place to go to catch a bunch of stocker rainbows or a bunch of small pan fish, but likely not a place to set a PB. I had just finished the upgrades on my ice sled (more on that in another post) and really wanted to try it out, but the roads were crap Saturday morning and reports of high winds in the South Park area so I decided to go up to Monument. I had a 1.5Ē white tube jig tipped with sucker meat and it had been working well for stockers when a dark mark appeared on the bottom in 13ft. of water. After pounding the jig on the bottom for about 5-10 minutes finally this mystery fish hit it on the fall. Being I was expecting little stockers I was using my ultra-light setup with 4lbs test line and the fight was on. Each time I got the fish within 4 feet of the surface it would rip out line and return to the bottom, catfish me thinks? However, after 5 minutes or so of fighting I finally saw that it was a big brown trout. I canít believe that I landed a 20 inch, 3.5lbs brown trout at Monument Lake. This is the biggest brown Iíve pulled up through the ice and by far the fattest fish Iíve ever caught at Monument. I fished for three hours and landed 15-20 rainbows all between 10-13Ē and all released to catch another day, but that brown is going on the grill. Good luck out there and tight lines!