Bridgeport area GIANT

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  1. Queue

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    Worked up in the Bridgeport area last week doing electrofishing surveys. I've never electrofished these waters so I had no idea what to expect. Some lakes were better than others, but I would say that all of them had a decent number of quality 4-10 lb trout, including the biggest brown trout I have ever seen in person. It was 845 mm TL (33.25") and I have no idea what it weighed as my 50 digital scale decided to crap out (the little scale in the photo only goes to 6.6 lbs.) Good diversity and forage options in all of the waters sampled too. Kokanne, Mtn. whitefish, tui chub, suckers, Sacramento Perch, rainbow trout and brown trout were all sampled. Scenery wasn't bad either. IMG_0391.JPG
     
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    Gotta get me some of them electro lures!
     
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    Nice trout. My question Queue is where the good mountain whitefish and suckers are. Are the suckers all Owens sucker, or were there other species mixed in like Sacramento? Awesome either way though
     
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    Wow, that’s a true monster!
     
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    That's a huge brownie... They do get big feeding on their smaller cousins.. I have some old DFG booklets from the 1950s and 60s that show a netting done in 1953 by the DFG of large browns in Convict Lake...
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    Butch
     
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    Bridgeport Twin Lakes was one of my dad’s favorite places to troll for big Browns. He was obsessed.. I could only stand so many hours of trolling before I wanted back to shore to do my thing. Looking back.. I wish I’d spend every single minute with him in the boat , not knowing his days were numbered. He was a go big or go home kinda guy, and he was into trolling big Rapalas on light line because he believed the Browns were very line shy. Anyway.. ya, sure miss the big guy. He was one of a kind, well known, and very much loved by everyone that knew him including me as we were best friends. The mention of Bridgeport brings me right back to the good old days camping there with Dad.
     
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    Looks like you learned well enough, I would say. Sounds like a hell of a guy
     
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    I agree.. Very nice sentiments....
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    Very interesting...I didn't know trout were a part of electro fish surveys.
     
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    As a part of the flyfishing community, it is constantly crammed down out throats about how fragile trout are....I'm thinking that if you can electroshock them, drive them around in hatchery trucks, and drop them from planes into high elevation lakes...they're not as fragile as we've been taught to believe! Those purists that tell us we can't take a 3 second photo because it will kill the trout...need to just keep it to themselves!
     
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    The suckers were a mix of Mountain and Tahoe suckers. Mtn whitefish persist in Twin Lakes but no one pays them any attention
     
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    You know I am a species guy... Thanks for getting back to me.
     
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