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« on: April 21, 2010, 09:29:07 pm »
My first searun brookie of the year. Caught a few, but all small stuff. The bigger ones must be further up river. Early for this time of year.  ???

Searun brook trout
Hammond River, Nauwigewauk, NB
April 21, 2010
Caught on "the Bug" (flyfishing)
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Re: Stroover
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010, 11:19:06 pm »
nice one Stroover .....

i went out once this year to try out my new sonar. Didn't catch anything but the sonar works great!!!!
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Re: Stroover
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010, 07:27:21 am »
doesn't matter the size, a brookie is a beautiful fish.
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Re: Stroover
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010, 09:34:04 am »
Goodwork man!

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2010, 10:28:52 am »
Wow, I have to admit that I didn't know that there were searun brookies - cool. Nice colours on that fish.
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Re: Stroover
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2010, 11:33:12 am »
That brookie has great colours.  BTW, is there a way to tell the difference between a stream run and a residential brookie?  Or is it simply that if the river connects to the salt water that it has to be a sea run? 
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Re: Stroover
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2010, 12:47:24 pm »
A residential brookie has more vivid colors, especially the dots. In a searun, the whole fish is more "bright", almost silvery color and less green, and the dots are bigger and the red dots have a kind of blue hue around them. There are also silver colored dots found on a searun that are not present on a residential brookie.
 FYI: after staying in freshwater, their original color will come back, and their meat will first become yellowish, then white again. You can tell approximately how long a searun has been out of saltwater: the pinker the meat (like salmon) means it's not been out of saltwater for very long.
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Re: Stroover
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2010, 05:51:53 pm »
Nice looking fish Stroover.. the pigment of the flesh however has more to do with what they eat and not so much to do with where they eat it... just like flamingos, if they ate something other than what they do, they would still be white instead of pink...

You can't beat the colours on a brookie though, sea run or not... beautiful fish all around
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Re: Stroover
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2010, 09:36:30 pm »
Extreme, you're right. As a matter of fact, the reason they have pink flesh while in salt water is because of what they eat, and that's those shrimpy little critters. In freshwater they eat mostly terrestrials.

I caught a nice 12 incher tonight, so I thought I'd post it instead of the other one yesterday for the tourney. I also caught a yellow perch, but without thinking I released it without taking a picture. I'm so used to treating them as a "trash fish", meaning we never keep them and always toss them back. Doh! I ended up with 4 trout tonight and one perch.


By the way, yesterday I noticed they were feeding on black gnat-like bugs, so tonight I put on a black gnat and my "bug" as the dropper. EVERY fish hit the bug exclusively, and not even one single raise on the gnat, although black bugs were still being fed on.  :o
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Re: Stroover
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2010, 06:10:10 am »
I have just installed a Cuda, Eagle from Canadiantire ($ 139.00). I put the transducer into the hull of my Wilderness Ride 135 with external silicon and it works perfect. You can have a look if you want I will be fishing this weekend so email me and we can hook up.

I have been getting a lot of Perch on the Hammond in the Covered Bridge area but no Trout. After work today I am going to try Erbs Cove on Kingston Pen.


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Re: Stroover
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2010, 07:41:59 am »
inverts=red flesh, minnows/shrimp=pinkish white When I guide Lake trout in the north its the same. We eat a shorelunch every day and the lakers are on the menu. I experienced the same fishing in the tidal waters of the coast w/dolly varden and steelhead. Isnt just to do with salt though. its purely diet. I can catch a laker in 150 foot of water that has white flesh and then one of the same size with orange flesh in 10 foot. Cut them open and its minnows and inverts. I like eating the orange flesh ones best :)

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Re: Stroover
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2010, 08:03:23 am »
Oh, I didn't know that!  I kept that 12'incher for supper, and he was pink like a salmon. Mmmmm!

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Re: Stroover
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2010, 09:20:50 am »
I like shrimp and I like fish, shrimp fed fish seems to be the way to go.  I also like scallops...
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Re: Stroover
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2010, 08:32:16 pm »
I fished the Hammond this afternoon. I got 1 sea trout 11 inches but saw the guys on the shore get a lot on worms.

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Re: Stroover
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2010, 10:08:20 am »
Take pics for us Owen :( lol


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