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Biggest Trout

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Thought it would be a good opportunity to see what others have caught. Its not everyday you see really big trout much less catch one. So I'll start it off. My biggest weighed 7.5 lbs and was caught in the summer late '90s in Violet. We always did good there but never caught any real big trout. We'd been catching on live shrimp and salt water assassins. I tossed a very small shrimp and cork went straight down. Thought it was a red til we got it in. She had no eggs but prob would've pushed 8 lbs if she still had. Everything you read about trout says bigger ones primarily feed on fin fish which is why something like a top dog catches mostly bigger trout. That tends to be true but they're also opportunistic and will not pass up an easy meal. I'm also a firm believer in luck when it comes to fishing, I just happen to be in the right place at the right time. I can't say that about most of my time on the water but do know others that seem to be way more lucky than good LOL!.So what say you? Post a pic of the biggest trout you caught and story behind it. And to all the haters, please keep negative comments to yourself. . . .
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I caught this one on the first day of the STAR tournament back in the early 2000's. I was not registered. The fish was 8 pounds 12 ounces on the scale at Cajun Fast Mart. Caught on the old jetties with a saltwater assassin on a 1/4 oz jig head. I thought I had hooked a redfish and horsed this fish to the boat and netted her quick. Then I just sat there and looked at it for a long time.... The guy next to me asked me if I was going to weigh it into the STAR and I realized that I was not entered.
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I have caught several trout over seven pounds but these are some of the most memorable. My buddy and I caught these two fish on consecutive casts anchored off of Long Point both fish were caught on LSU Sand Eels. he netted my trout and made a cast and caught his and I netted his back to back! Both fish weighed over seven pounds.
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I have my dear ole Dad I took on Fathers Day 1988 I put a live shrimp on for him being he only had one arm , made a harness for him so that he could fight his on battle was 71/2 lbs caught out side the locks in Chanel, Ole Jimmy D. from bait inc weighed it on his scale, mine was caught right across from Breton Sound Marina , Glen S. weighed it on his scale at 7 1/2 lbs and was entered in rodeo at Shell Beach, I won first place in rodeo for biggest trout back in 1989
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Holy cow! Pictures don?t always do justice but not in these cases. Those are some pigs!! Thank y’all for sharing
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Biggest was from Lake Borgne at the Old Tennessee Gas Platform fish would regularly run between 5 to 6.5 Lb they would touch both sides of a 78Qt Flip Cooler Seat in my old Stratos Bay Boat , next was a sow haul deep out of the Sound we got on. smaller fish in the photo ran 3 lb. biggest ran 6 to 6.5lb
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Duckaholic, The same thing happened to my old fishing buddy, Al, only it was a 9.5 pound spec in Hackberry! Register early!!!
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Back in the early to mid 1980's, I fished twice a week every other week with old Bill Schilling, the jeweler who had a shop off Severn at 17th Street. Bill, a buddy of his that was a fireman and I fished West Bay religiously - that is until the poagy boats wiped the area out in the mid 1980's.

The biggest trout I ever saw were caught then. On one particular trip, I landed a 9-3/4 pound spec, but had to let it go. Bill had caught an 11 pound 2 ounce fish that remained on his wall until he passed away. We didn't have cell phones then or I surely would have had pictures. Bill and the fireman also each caught 10 pound plus trout. They teased me about my 'little' trout so much, I just turned it loose. I've never seen trout that big since!!! All trout were caught on 1/2 ounce jig heads and tout tails or sparkle beetles. When those big trout came up to feed, a gold hook would have sufficed!!! Both my buddies are fishing in the Happy Fishing Grounds, now. God bless them - and save me a spot!!!!
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Oh forgot my son Joey, caught 2 trout at mouth of Hopedale lagoon on Maga Bass Antrax wake bait and a Maga Bass top water plug 71/2 lb & 6 3/4 lb back in early 2000s
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Nice Mount Wizard, memory's of a life time!!!!!!! Every fish in this post are very solid fish and like last cast said Pigs!!!!!!!!!!
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Beautiful mount, Wiz!
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Thanks guys , my boy took them too his place in Slidell, miss them in his ole room now my man cave lol , funny thing is that he didn’t take his 7 lb & 8lb Bass on the wall !
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That's cause any lucky SOB can catch a big bass whereas it takes skill to catch a big speckled trout! My wife holds the record for big bass on our lake in MS and she wasn't even planning to go. I had to coax her to make a cast. This was June and post-spawn!!!
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Not sure if I do have a pic of my personal best but definitely remember the fish and the trip quite well.Many years ago,I was fortunate to be able to take docs on chartered fishing trips and when I caught my personal best(5.0lbs,25 inches long),I was with a buddy of mine and he and I were fishing with none other than Capt Jay Friedman(Cajun Jew,as he jokingly called himself)aboard Jay's fine Blue Wave and we were fishing the Buras area and I had a Deadly Dudley,think it was Blue Moon and when dat speck hit,thought I had nice red!My buddy,Daryl Bertrand did take a pic and might be able to retrieve it,was a nice fish but 5.0 aint dat big a fish,not as specks go!!Probably around 2000 or maybe even tad earlier and around that time the Pharmaceutical Industry changed and NO longer allowed us to take docs on chartered trips!!

Mandevillian
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CCAGUNS: Very impressive 👍 Lady luck👍 🧙‍♂️🎣
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Very nice bass!!!!!!
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