I hooked this Brook Trout while Redhorse fishing in Western North Carolina.
Wow, that really is a big brookie. And in January, and in the Eastern United States, and not from some big destination river...Yeah, I'm kinda jealous.
That's a chunker!
That is once heck of a speckler! Nice fish man! That's one fish I wouldn't scoff at as a by-catch while red-horsin that's fer dang sure
Huge! Smoky mountains? I’ve got a trip for these at the end of the month planned but am expecting more like 3” versions of that monstrosity.
Yep, Smoky Mountains. I've only ever seen Brooks at about a pound max, this one was a little over four pounds. Thought it was a big Brown Trout until I saw it up close. Crazy how big it is.