Personal record Brown Trout

Personal Best Brown Trout 

Caught at New Melones Lake!

March 23-24, 2004


I intended to fish the Delta for sturgeon, naturally, this time of year,
especially after last week’s big catch. But the wind was blowing 30+ MPH on the Delta Tuesday morning as I was preparing to head out. So I bolted on the downriggers, loaded up the trout rods and reels and headed for New Melones Lake near Sonora for a couple of days.

I had little to show for my efforts until mid-morning on Wednesday when this nice brown hit like a torpedo. Man, did the reel scream the good news when she hit! It was a good 10 minutes or so fighting her to the boat. This was my largest brown ever; my prior record was three pounds.


About FishWisher

Over the years I have posted many exciting fishing and boating stories here, but now in my seventies, it was time to sell the boat and find less demanding pastimes. All the fishing stories are still here! I will now post my travels aboard the motorhome and other activities. I hope y'all will still enjoy the fishing and boating adventures and perhaps peek in on my post-boating activities on occasion. Thanks for dropping in and I hope you enjoy your visit.
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