A real rod bender - wild or stocked?
Well I guess I have to break one personal record every year. Following a retrieve I noticed a little "slime" hanging off of one of my hooks. Upon closer inspection this is what I found. I started carrying a tape measure (intended for the opposite end of the spectrum) and he came in at a whopping 1-1/16". I fished a few miles of this stream and caught brookies and browns both stocked and native/wild, and a couple of stocked rainbows in one small section near a camp. Since I don't think there is a way to determine just which species this guy was, I'm going with it was my second ever wild tiger trout, haha.