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Lake: Sanchez Reservoir
Fish: Brown Trout

Sanchez Brown Trout

Post By: johnski      Posted: 11/25/2020 10:00:42 AM     Points: 6349    
Okay it is a great time to feel thankful for all the blessings in life. And a time to reminisce a bit, including those wonderful fish of the past that brought us such joy. So I thought I would share a fish from the past that was a high point in my fishing adventures. This big brown was caught and released from Sanchez Reservoir a while ago. Unfortunately, I did not have a scale or any way to measure its weight. So as a question for the forum, how much do you think this fish weighed? For reference, my hand is a "large" size.

And while we are at it, feel free to add some of your fave fish from the past to this post. Happy Thanksgiving.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 11/25/2020 4:47:00 PM     Points: 2429    
My guess would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 8 to 10 pounds.
Just a guesstimate. Nice fish!
 Reply by: Assassin      Posted: 11/25/2020 4:52:35 PM     Points: 1074    
Holy smoke shes a beaut. Id guess 8lb
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 11/25/2020 5:03:52 PM     Points: 74    
Yup. 8-9 for shizzle. Beautiful slabber.
 Reply by: Budha      Posted: 11/25/2020 5:13:07 PM     Points: 166    
My guess is that your spread fingers span 6.5” based on your ‘large hand’ which leads me to believe your Brown is 28.5” 😉

Since that Brown appears to be thick and healthy, I would say that it is easily 10lbs at 28.5”. Just my opinion.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 11/27/2020 4:03:30 PM     Points: 1481    
Nice fish! I had no idea Sanchez had browns. Good fish, great job landing it.
 Reply by: vatoloco      Posted: 12/10/2020 10:06:27 PM     Points: 101    
Dang I miss those days. A “few” years back my dad (in his 70s) caught a 26, 24, and 22 inch brown all in about 30 minutes. Definitely a highlight in his fishing life and mine. I was fishing for cats at the time and he was chucking metal. It’s sad we can’t keep enough water in our local lakes to support a fish population.
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