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Fish: Brook Trout

Record Smashing Brookie

Post By: johnski      Posted: 7/30/2022 7:26:41 AM     Points: 1819    
Hey all...for all who appreciate brookies and BIG brookies, I saw this artcle on FB today. I have a lifetime pursuit of catching a 3# or better brookie in Colorado, still unfulfilled. Nice to know there are a few out there. Congrats to the fella!

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 Reply by: MOJO      Posted: 7/30/2022 7:54:06 AM     Points: 559
I didn't think it would ever get broken!
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 7/30/2022 8:23:49 AM     Points: 4991
Yep. Thought that 1947 record was pretty safe. Incredible fish.
 Reply by: MOJO      Posted: 7/30/2022 1:52:08 PM     Points: 559
It's fascinating that this came from another great brookie area, the Indian Peaks wilderness, which is just east of Monarch. I think they have been a huge success in the high mountain lakes.
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: 7/30/2022 4:58:02 PM     Points: 503
Thanks for sharing. I have mixed feelings. Happy for the guy, he beat me to it, but he deserves the record for his knowledge and perseverance. I chased that record all through the 90’s and came close. That being said, it only broke the record by a few ounces, so if I get my goal 8# brook, it would still break the record. Congratulations to the angler for catching a beauty.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/30/2022 6:03:36 PM     Points: 48864
I thought that record would never be broken.
 Reply by: Troutfool      Posted: 7/30/2022 9:30:53 PM     Points: 23
Congratulations Tim,

If I was you I would go to Monarch tomorrow morning to sign autographs for the thousand anglers who show up to catch your Brooke’s brothers & sisters.

Sell it to Monarch Casino so they could mount it in the casino for a 1/2 million, and the Panther martin spinner you caught it to for another 1/2 million so your gran kids s can go to college.

Call it a great life and sign a DNR, you’ve got nothin else to live for.

 Reply by: Troutbisquits      Posted: 7/30/2022 10:13:16 PM     Points: 2507
75 years... Wow finally a new record
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