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Title: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: taxid on Oct 14, 2019, 12:25 PM
Some big brooks.

Yeah, yeah I know I feed them too much and I'm not comparing this to public water or wild trout.  ;D. I just thought some of you might be interested in the eye candy.

But the taxidermists I selll them to love the big brook males! :rotflol:

Just wish they would have longer life spans so I could grow them to 8 or 10 pounds.  They burn out at 3 to 4 years of age. These two I hatched almost 3 years ago.

These fish were in 4.29 pounds to 5.85 pounds. 18 and 21 inches.

(https://i.imgur.com/o5oNsqkl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/z6RFGWdl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JAhVHfEl.jpg)
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: deerhunter on Oct 14, 2019, 12:46 PM
ya need any help catching thse fat fish. colder water they live longer
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: taxid on Oct 15, 2019, 06:09 AM
ya need any help catching thse fat fish. colder water they live longer

I have plenty of help but if you want to make the drive... ;D

Yes they live longer in colder water, however they grow faster in the upper end of their metabolism which is mid 60's F. The excess feeding is what really shortens their life spans... These fish are almost 3 years old btw.
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: Jethro on Oct 15, 2019, 08:33 AM
Wow, those are amazing fish!
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 15, 2019, 08:43 AM
 Super nice fish 👍 fish don’t have to be giants to make great mounts
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: seamonkey84 on Oct 15, 2019, 09:01 AM
Do you need to call airline control before you land one of those? Lol. Yea, those living in cold water live longer and can grow big... there was a bio doing a survey in Canada and they caught a 30” brookie!
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: zwiggles on Oct 15, 2019, 10:50 AM
Do you need to call airline control before you land one of those? Lol. Yea, those living in cold water live longer and can grow big... there was a bio doing a survey in Canada and they caught a 30” brookie!

Have a link or anything about the brookie? I’d love to read about that.
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: seamonkey84 on Oct 15, 2019, 01:48 PM
I saw the post/article a year or two ago, pretty sure it was in the fly fishing forum. I can’t find it now, but as I recall, it was either a sea run or lake run “coaster”.
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: taxid on Oct 15, 2019, 10:19 PM
Super nice fish 👍 fish don’t have to be giants to make great mounts

Very true.
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: taxid on Oct 16, 2019, 11:23 AM
Do you need to call airline control before you land one of those? Lol. Yea, those living in cold water live longer and can grow big... there was a bio doing a survey in Canada and they caught a 30” brookie!

 :rotflol:

Speaking of air control, a Great Blue Heron is now taking interest in the pond now that I had to take a lot of the lines down to fish it. I've run him off twice now with the gun. He may not get a third chance as I have a state and federal permit to take him out. I already have one large brook trout swimming around with a hole in his back. These birds don't care how big the fish are and that they can't swallow them. They jab at anything that moves.

I feel bad as they are only doing what's natural, but they are as common as flies here with 100 lakes in my county. And very few predators.

Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: fishogger on Oct 18, 2019, 07:24 AM
my cousin had them killing bass in his pond.  found them laying there dead with holes poked in them.

those are some awesome colored fish man. :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: fishogger on Oct 18, 2019, 07:26 AM
whats the scratches on that ones back bobcat? lol
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: taxid on Oct 18, 2019, 09:05 AM
whats the scratches on that ones back bobcat? lol

Wrinkles!
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: taxid on Oct 18, 2019, 09:06 AM
my cousin had them killing bass in his pond.  found them laying there dead with holes poked in them.

those are some awesome colored fish man. :thumbup_smilie:

Let me get your 9 pound bass replica done really really soon and you can fish when you come to pick it up?
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: lowaccord66 on Oct 18, 2019, 03:23 PM
:rotflol:

Speaking of air control, a Great Blue Heron is now taking interest in the pond now that I had to take a lot of the lines down to fish it. I've run him off twice now with the gun. He may not get a third chance as I have a state and federal permit to take him out. I already have one large brook trout swimming around with a hole in his back. These birds don't care how big the fish are and that they can't swallow them. They jab at anything that moves.

I feel bad as they are only doing what's natural, but they are as common as flies here with 100 lakes in my county. And very few predators.

Don't feel bad.  They have opportunities elsewhere.  The main river I fly fish has been low this year.  The number of trout with heron injuries increased significantly.
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: seamonkey84 on Oct 18, 2019, 03:56 PM
Wrinkles!
I can’t take credit for these, but here goes
Your trout is so fat it can’t hold in a run, it has to hold in a waddle!
Your trout is so fat when stoned hippies see it they yell, “Wow, double rainbow!”
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: taxid on Oct 18, 2019, 08:13 PM
I can’t take credit for these, but here goes
Your trout is so fat it can’t hold in a run, it has to hold in a waddle!
Your trout is so fat when stoned hippies see it they yell, “Wow, double rainbow!”

 :rotflol:

I've had trout farmers tell me my fish are disgusting. :rotflol: But they only get a couple of bucks per pound when I get at least $25.00 a pound.  ;D Even had a Purdue grad student tell me once he heard I didn't do much in aquaculture when I was doing a aquaculture presentation at Ball State University. I should have told him how much I get per pound, my labor works for free, and I don't have to slaughter the fish. And most are already sold before I list them.

My overhead isn't too bad either as it's my property. We had the biggest perch farm in the world go out of business here because they weren't smart enough to know they couldn't compete with commercial fishermen due to their overhead raising the perch indoors. 20 million dollars they wasted! That farm is now a genetically modified salmon farm run by a company in Massachusetts. Probably bought the farm for a steal!
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: fishogger on Oct 19, 2019, 01:18 PM
Let me get your 9 pound bass replica done really really soon and you can fish when you come to pick it up?

impossible to turn that down!  if I knew what crappie you wanted I could bring those with me too. lol
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: Fish Farmer on Oct 26, 2019, 11:50 AM
:rotflol:

I've had trout farmers tell me my fish are disgusting. :rotflol: But they only get a couple of bucks per pound when I get at least $25.00 a pound.  ;D Even had a Purdue grad student tell me once he heard I didn't do much in aquaculture when I was doing a aquaculture presentation at Ball State University. I should have told him how much I get per pound, my labor works for free, and I don't have to slaughter the fish. And most are already sold before I list them.

My overhead isn't too bad either as it's my property. We had the biggest perch farm in the world go out of business here because they weren't smart enough to know they couldn't compete with commercial fishermen due to their overhead raising the perch indoors. 20 million dollars they wasted! That farm is now a genetically modified salmon farm run by a company in Massachusetts. Probably bought the farm for a steal!

My current boss worked at Bell....he got out of there before it fell apart.
Title: Re: Trout harvest has begun from the trophy pond!
Post by: taxid on Oct 26, 2019, 02:25 PM
My current boss worked at Bell....he got out of there before it fell apart.

Good for him!