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Offline Max Man

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Another hog Brown trout on the Wallenpaupack!
« on: February 20, 2016, 04:33:28 PM »
Hey guys, new to this site but I saw the other day on facebook Jskillz had got a very large brown trout out of Lake Wallenpaupack. My buddy Gary (Van on here) and I have put about 24hrs on the ice in the last week. With a couple heart breaks and a bunch of fish on the ice, this one topped the charts! We fished the caffrey launch earlier today (feb 20th) on about 3 inches of ice with a few large (jumbo if you will) perch landed we decided to pack it up and move north. We arrived near the dam (and were welcomed with 6+ inches of ice) and checked the topography map and found a few spots that peaked our interest. We drilled a few holes & set a couple tip ups out (even though we haven't hardly got anything on these the last week its always good to put em out just in case!). We were hardly even marking any fish on the finder. Gary moved about 30 yards from me & was marking alot of bait fish activity on the bottom so I decided to join him over there. A few mintues later I was tip to tip with a monster on the other end! Gary has a video of the fight, hes going to try to get it up tonight ot tomorrow. Seeing it through the ice after a 10-15 minute fight was incredible, i knew it was a brown as soon as I saw the tail. Near the top it got a bit wrapped up after it started tiring out, we both grabbed it by the tail and pulled it through the ice! We wanted to get it back in as soon as possible so we only got a few quick shots. We agreed on about 15lbs (didnt bring a scale) and approx. 37" (we only had 12" tip ups to measure with well over 30" tho) we couldnt get the girth but i couldnt even get my hand fully around the tail of this monster. She fought a solid 10-15 mins, craziest fishing experience i've ever had! Thanks Gary for helpin me out during the fight & landing of this lake monster! A day we will never forget!

-Max

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Another hog Brown trout on the Wallenpaupack!
« on: February 20, 2016, 04:33:28 PM »

Offline HenryDavid

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Re: Another hog Brown trout on the Wallenpaupack!
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2016, 04:57:09 PM »
Wow that's some trout   !<>!  congratz

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Re: Another hog Brown trout on the Wallenpaupack!
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2016, 05:01:02 PM »
Welcome to the site, Congrats on the catch of a lifetime. That is truly a monster brown. you must have gone out quite a ways on Caffery to hit the 3 inch mark. I checked it yesterday and from the look of it the thicker ice went out a long way. was I wrong?
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Re: Another hog Brown trout on the Wallenpaupack!
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2016, 05:03:18 PM »
Congrats, awesome catch! !<>!

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Re: Another hog Brown trout on the Wallenpaupack!
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2016, 05:11:41 PM »
Welcome to the site, Congrats on the catch of a lifetime. That is truly a monster brown. you must have gonme out quite a ways on Caffery to hit the 3 inch mark. I checked it yesterday and from the look of it the thicker ice went out a long way. was I wrong?
FM

Yes we were out quite a ways, fishing about 40" of water, its was pretty thick closer in. We had been fishing shallow water the first couple days we were out with small perch a pickeral and one walleye that kicked the hook at the hole so we Figured we'd try a bit deeper!

Thanks Jskillz, I was extremely jealous when I saw your fish, I only had dreams of catching something like that & today those dreams came true! Congrats to you also!

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Re: Another hog Brown trout on the Wallenpaupack!
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2016, 05:17:22 PM »
That's really remarkable that you were trying to get one and did. I was out there yesterday doing the same. why couldn't I get one too. lol  :'(
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Re: Another hog Brown trout on the Wallenpaupack!
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2016, 05:28:26 PM »
That's a beauty! Great fish! 8)
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Re: Another hog Brown trout on the Wallenpaupack!
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2016, 05:34:15 PM »
Thats a real beauty! I may have to try the Pack tomorrow afternoon instead of Teedy!

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Re: Another hog Brown trout on the Wallenpaupack!
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2016, 05:43:06 PM »
Wow everyone will be on the pack tomm

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Re: Another hog Brown trout on the Wallenpaupack!
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2016, 09:12:36 PM »
Wow everyone will be on the pack tomm

I wish thinking the same lol

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Re: Another hog Brown trout on the Wallenpaupack!
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2016, 09:52:02 PM »
Incredible fish! Congratulations  :)

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Re: Another hog Brown trout on the Wallenpaupack!
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2016, 10:48:06 PM »
Awesome ! Nice catch and you put it back. Wow, I don't think many guys would do that.

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Re: Another hog Brown trout on the Wallenpaupack!
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2016, 08:08:53 AM »
To put a little perspective in Mad Max's fish it is the size of an Ontario King Salmon.
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Re: Another hog Brown trout on the Wallenpaupack!
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2016, 08:40:20 AM »
Epic brown max man......congrats.  beautiful fish...
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Re: Another hog Brown trout on the Wallenpaupack!
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2016, 09:18:34 AM »
Appreciate it guys!  &:

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