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Mack Tahoe
03-15-2016, 01:48 PM
Launched at cave rock at first light, start toplining south. Got a little to brave in the dark, try to troll shallow and bounded of a boulder. Talk about scarring the crab of yourself.

5 minutes later my rod starting screaming out drag, pole doubled over. Got the rod out of the holder and the fight was on. Battled to beast to the boat. Took 3 good runs at the boat. But my buddy did an awesome job with the netting and landed the big brown.

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A beauty of a fish, measured 27" long and 17" girth. Personal best brown, been try to caught this caliper brown for a long time.

What caught on a custom painted rapala scatter rap- lahontan red side pattern.
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160315/8608fe758d356d51f662b6753f87982f.jpg

The beast broke the lure, but I will take that any day to catch a monster trout.

Great day on the water!!!


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sutterduckhunter
03-15-2016, 02:35 PM
Nice looking fish!

outdoordude
03-15-2016, 02:52 PM
Nice fish there Mack, 4-5 lbs? Been a long time since I caught a brown from tahoe.

CAL.NDN
03-15-2016, 03:27 PM
I would say 6 to 7ish. Nice fish congratulations on your PB.

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MKE
03-15-2016, 04:12 PM
Nice job!! My friend and I have been taking our kids snowboarding a lot and we have been talking about going out on the lake with them. We usually head out at this time of year but we still need to dig out his boat.


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Mack Tahoe
03-15-2016, 04:45 PM
Nice fish there Mack, 4-5 lbs? Been a long time since I caught a brown from tahoe.

From the length to girth- I calculate it was in the 9 pound range, almost a double. I will forever wishing I had working scale. Hope it was double digit , but not quite there. It was a football, you can see the fat on its back. And it had blue and turquoise on the gill plate. Such a pretty fish. It was also released.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160316/3614666fd26bce219b8af26f8baa8417.jpg

The brown bite is on, had 3 epic trip in the last couple of weeks.


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hooks
03-15-2016, 06:07 PM
I would say 6 to 7ish. Nice fish congratulations on your PB.

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I agree.

Sutter Creek
03-15-2016, 06:40 PM
What a beauty!

salmonid
03-15-2016, 08:23 PM
What a nice looking specimen!

Thanks for posting the pic, gives the rest of us some motivation to hit the lakes for a good alternative to river fishing now!

Take care & continued good luck,

p.s. Did you mod your Rapala with different hooks? Gamis?

stefanoflo
03-16-2016, 10:19 AM
great looking fish and a healthy smile on your part as well as releasing the brown trout that gave you a thrill, now he can give someone else a thrill.

Owlman2
03-16-2016, 10:38 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160315/15c5419d82c38ce30e9d8de1e6cc2635.jpg


Nice fish!

I also wanted to add that you (if that is "you" in the picture) look a lot like a young Chris Pratt in that photo. Not sure what that has to do with anything....but there it is.

outdoordude
03-16-2016, 02:09 PM
Mack that's a beautiful tahoe brown, I don't want to ....any brown fromTahoe is trophy worthy....good for you...27 in , ask any pro guide , Nice fish!

Mack Tahoe
03-16-2016, 03:07 PM
*Thanks guys for the congrats,

I got my measurements to weight
formula from an epic trout article

http://epictrout.com/article/viewArticle/2014-03-11%2022:35:32_1

From him formula

17x17x27 = 7803
7803 divided by 800 = 9.75 lbs

So I feel it safe to say it was around 9lbs

Even though some seem to think, I am over estimating the size! [emoji848]

Salmonid - I run the factory hooks, until they get bent then change to owners.. Scatter raps seen to brake often with larger fish, not as tuff as the f series baits.




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hooks
03-16-2016, 05:25 PM
*Thanks guys for the congrats,

I got my measurements to weight
formula from an epic trout article

http://epictrout.com/article/viewArticle/2014-03-11%2022:35:32_1

From him formula

17x17x27 = 7803
7803 divided by 800 = 9.75 lbs

So I feel it safe to say it was around 9lbs

Even though some seem to think, I am over estimating the size! [emoji848]

Salmonid - I run the factory hooks, until they get bent then change to owners.. Scatter raps seen to brake often with larger fish, not as tuff as the f series baits.




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I concede...I misunderestimated....lol

I used your formula just now on a brown I caught in Tahoe. 16x16x30 divided by 800 = 9.6 lbs.

Actual weight on California state certified scale in the grocery store where I worked was 10.21 lbs.

And a rainbow I caught in Tahoe. 17x17x29.5 divided by 800 = 10.65 lbs.

Actual weight on the same scale as above was 8.56lbs

atascadero
03-16-2016, 07:33 PM
Nice brown!

scubaman99
03-16-2016, 07:41 PM
awesome fish!!!!