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Fish: Brown Trout

PB Brown Trout and More Fatties

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 7/14/2020 1:10:54 PM     Points: 54    
Part 2 of our DEEP camping trip in the mountains for giant trout! We pick up right where we left off from part 1 still out on the water, with the last half of the day to go and the day after that.

I get into my first "wild" trout on the fly, my PB Brown Trout in Weight and also land into a handful of other fatties!! Sam get's her first Cutthroat Trout and also lands a FAT Brown! Easily the best weekend I've ever had targeting brown trout! Sam also made us some freshly foraged wild tea made from flowers, it came out really good! We go over some foraging briefly off and on throughout the video!

The nice weather continued for us, with only a light drizzle on the last day that actually felt really nice...Always good when the weather is agreeing with your camping trip up at 10.4K!! Hope you guys all enjoy the action! Got some good pictures too if you don't have the time!!🎣🎣🎣

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 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: Jul. 14, 3:58:15 PM     Points: 697    
Very nice browns!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jul. 14, 7:26:22 PM     Points: 54    
yard dogs

Thank you very much! It was an incredible weekend! Wish I could've landed some of the bigger ones that were on my line, but next time!! Tight Lines man!
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Jul. 14, 7:30:36 PM     Points: 68    
What a great trip. What colorful fish!
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Jul. 14, 9:09:59 PM     Points: 5235    
Great video as usual, those were some really healthy browns. I bet there are some lunkers in there that would be close to 10 pounds. Looking forward to you next adventure.
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: Jul. 15, 8:47:58 AM     Points: 387    
Sam,
NIce job collecting tiny flowers for tea. For a little flavor boost add a few spruce needles, not too many or they will overwhelm the delicate flavor of the flowers. Also, I noticed strawberry plants growing in the same pic as some of the violets and you could add a few of those green leaves as well. I find that a dab of honey can do wonders to get people to relish their wild tea tasting. Both the spruce needles and strawberry leaves will add a boost of Vitamin C. Don't add the spruce needles until after you are done with the boiling and let them steep for 10-15 minutes. You can eat them if you do not have a way to strain them out, but they have a strong turpentine flavor that most people find objectionable.

Ryan, glad to see you land that fat 20 incher. Did you find that the 4 lb test let the lure work more frantically than the 6 lb test line, and if so, do you think that might be why you had better luck with it, or was it just a visibility issue?
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jul. 15, 2:39:31 PM     Points: 54    
SirGreg88

It was such a great time up there! Glad we got to escape the heat and people! The fishing was a nice bonus too haha😀
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jul. 15, 2:40:31 PM     Points: 54    
not too old to fish

Thanks man! Really appreciate the kind words! That lake is great, several of my fishing buddies have their PB Browns out of there...I've heard of a few double digits being caught there but never seen any. Remy's PB Brown is out of there, over 6#'s!!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jul. 15, 2:48:02 PM     Points: 54    
Wmdunker

Sam loves to forage and if she didn't love fishing so much too, we would probably be doing more of that type of content. She can't resist most of the time going out to fish with us though haha...Good suggestion! We've done that type of stuff before with pine needles and other various plants but not spruce! Sam actually did several little specials on different plants around, the strawberries was one of them. We had to choose which foraging content made the cut...Neither of us thought to add those greens though, we will next time.

I think you're meaning me, Tyler, but just in case i'll answer anyway😀 So When I was using the 6LB Test line in the video, it was when Sam and I switched rods for about an hour or so...She forgot all her rods at home so she had to use my secondary rod, which is a bit stiffer and is primarily for heavier jerkbaits that would snap on a full strength cast for 4LB. I was sold that the 4LB Test was the difference maker for the trip. Visibility being the primary there...This was also on my 7' Medium action rod that I feel gives you the proper jerk/twitch movements when doing that technique too...Overall with 4LB test I had probably 30ish fish on my line for the weekend in the brown trout lake...Sam and Remy were using 6 the whole time and maybe caught 7 or 8 between the two of them the whole weekend at that lake. 98% of the time when I'm trout fishing (minus lake trout) I use 4LB test.
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: Jul. 15, 5:38:55 PM     Points: 387    
Sorry Tyler for the name mix-up, a senior moment. Thanks for the detail on the 4# vs 6#
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jul. 15, 5:47:35 PM     Points: 54    
Wmdunker

No worries man!! Happens😀 BTW Sam just got home and I showed her your reply, she said Thanks for the information! Now all we're doing is talking about camping, which will then turn into us watching "Alone" all night lol. Have a good one man!!
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Jul. 15, 5:59:28 PM     Points: 253    
Congrats on the PB Brown!🏆🎣🤙
Some very nice chunky Trout!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jul. 16, 2:52:37 PM     Points: 54    
bharper

Thanks man! It was so hefty lol! Can't wait to get back there in the Fall to target them again!


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