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I was told that the mark on his side is a lamprey mark.
I was told that the mark on his side is a lamprey mark.
Chris_3gNovember 21st, 2007, 12:19 pm
Posts: 59I nabbed a 14-15" female brown (my first lake run) and headed upstream to land this mean looking dude, both on a streamer I tied, which makes things that much more satisfying. I don't have a tape, but scaling from the photograph puts this guy at 20-21". It was definitely a change from the 8-10" rainbows I've been catching over the past few weekends.

MartinlfNovember 21st, 2007, 1:38 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2968
Nice fish. Interesting about the lamprey mark.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
GrannomNovember 21st, 2007, 2:03 pm
Northwest PA

Posts: 87
Gorgeous brown...It is rare the we get a lake run in Erie...
"Be calm - you're there..." "...Tell yourself there's no rush, even if there is."

-John Gierach
Shawnny3November 23rd, 2007, 6:40 pm
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
A HEAVY 20-21", I'd say. Nice fish, Casey. Too bad they stopped the lamprey treatments in Cayuga before they were finished. Idiots.

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SmallstreamNovember 28th, 2007, 7:57 pm
State College, PA

Posts: 103
very nice! are those fish wild or fingerlings or do they actually stock brown trout in the lake?
Chris_3gNovember 29th, 2007, 3:52 pm
Posts: 59Hey Smallstream. This year the NY DEC stocked 24,960 eight to nine inch browns in Cayuga Lake, and they did the same last year. They also stock comparable numbers of landlocked salmon and lake trout. I don't know whether this guy was wild or stocked, but he's been around long enough that I would respectfully refer to him as wild.

Shawnny3November 29th, 2007, 5:05 pm
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Oops, I congratulated the wrong guy. Congratulations, CHRIS. Glad to see there are still a few big ones in Cayuga. I've heard bad things about it for the past several years. My dad, who used to be a daily lake fisherman in late Spring, went no more than a couple of times last year.

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DavezDecember 7th, 2007, 5:14 am

Posts: 59
nice fish. 10 years ago that place rocked. landlocked atlantics and browns in the most "landable" sizes and lots of them too. I've heard its pretty BAD these days with crowds. and its a small stream.

he looks better than 20" to me, but what he lacks in length surely makes up for in attitude and girth!

Nice fish.

WbranchMarch 15th, 2008, 5:09 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2583
That looks to be a huge 20" - 21" brown - maybe Chris is too modest looks like it could be 22" - 23".
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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