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I caught this beautiful 10.5 pound fish last summer in Cayuga Lake.  I'm pretty sure it's a brown trout, but I've never seen one so golden looking.  Just wanted to confirm with you guys because I've been curious for a long time now.  Anybody?  Is it a brown trout?  Managed to land an 8.5 pounder 2 days after also, which I'm positive was a brown, with slightly darker color.  Thanks in advance!

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Thank you.  I thought it must've been a brown.  Just wasn't sure if there was a small chance it could be a golden trout.  I successfully released the fish, so it should be out there still!

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That coloration is typical of wild stream-living brown trout. They get a real buttery complexion. Lake-living browns tend to be more silvery.

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Beautifully colored up male brown trout.

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I caught this probably 20-30 down in 50 fow.  West side of Cayuga a couple miles north of Taughannock.  Pink and blue honeybee spoon.  In mid August.

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Maybe, just maybe, it's one of them there German browns?

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Nick it does resemble one closely. I used to fish for them when I was stationed over there.

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We got into Brown's like this (colored up nothing near that big) last August and September as well in similar area they were in there pretty thick we slid in to Check the shallower water after we had our fill of bows and were very happy with gorgeous browns wish we could be got one that big. Congrats!

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Here is a 25" from last September near Myers

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Mid August they color up on Seneca........

08-15-2015

 

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I lost one at the back of the boat about a month ago. Same colored male, absolutely beautiful.


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Great to see all these beautiful browns!!  

This forum is great... I've learned a lot from folks on here.  

Much appreciated.  Let's catch some more!

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FB_IMG_1483404965323.jpgthis one was by far, to me is a beautiful colored fish. The colors are so vibrant.

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Sometimes even the ones that aren't colored up can be pretty cool :)

 

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That the derby winner? FB_IMG_1483404997152.jpg
The thing about these fish once their in the lake, there's no garantee that they will be the "brown trout" norm..

So many different spectrums can appear on this one species. Love it.

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Yes Nick Canandaigua 2016 16.18 lbs free mount was part of the prize :) Browns are like cameleons in their environment with changing food sources and seasons.

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