Another Christmas Brown

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  • #5800
    Colin M.Colin M.
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    Timer photos, mostly focused but not perfect…

    Dry fly…probably a hold over fish possibly an old wild fish in an unstocked stream, these fish move up out of stream with class A water that also receives a stocking from time to time…

    Fought very very hard, atypical for a freshly stocked fish.

    #51056

    awesome…merry christmas charlie BROWN!

    #51057
    Eric WellerEric Weller
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    what part of PA was that caught?

    #51058
    Colin M.Colin M.
    Member

    Eric, its from the Eastern part.

    #51059
    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Great fish Colin.

    Zach

    #51060

    Colin,
    You gotta stop callin those drainage ditches streams.
    đŸ˜‰
    Nice fish

    #51061
    Colin M.Colin M.
    Member

    John, you couldn’t be more right, that thing does literally live in a drainage ditch…

    #51062
    andrew sturt
    Member

    Very nice mate. Interesting looking fish, very different to what our Browns typically look like.

    #51063

    Andrew,
    That is almost a classic coloration for a Pennsylvania brown. I frequently refer to them as “butter bellies” because of the wonderful golden color they carry on their bellies.
    JW

    #51064
    Justin WittJustin Witt
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    Doesn’t look like any stocker I’ve ever seen.

    #51065

    Definitely not a “stocker,” (i.e., freshly stocked) but maybe a holdover.  Once they’ve been in the water for a year, it’s awfully hard to tell the stocked fish from the hatchery-bred ones, unless there are lingering after-effects from fin damage still present.  Sometimes if a hatchery fish’s fins wear down to the nubs from the hatchery raceways, the fins will grow back with a bit of a crinkle or curl instead of being perfectly straight.

    In the fish in the photo, the pectoral fin facing the camera might have a bit of a kink in it, but it’s awfully hard to tell.

    Beautiful fish regardless of where it was born.

    bd

    #51066

    Looks like a raceway in Allentown..without the Big Mac wrappers.

    Great fish! And on a dry!

    #51067
    Colin M.Colin M.
    Member

    Brian that fin is exactly why i think it may have been stocked somewhere at some point.

    #51068

    Brian that fin is exactly why i think it may have been stocked somewhere at some point.

    Great minds think alike.

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