World record German Brown trout
Well its time to start fishing for the really big trout. When the weather changes and the fish plants have stopped, the big trout start looking for other food.The planted trout are feed for the really big trout. Several lakes that I am very familiar with by Christmas have no trout smaller than 18 inches. All the small trout have been consumed. Its my opinion the best time to fish is when the temperature is very cold.There is a story I was told about one lake in particular in the late 60s that the US fish and game wanted to drain the lake, because of the trash fish, and set up fish traps. After some time had passed they pulled several of the traps out. They were very surprised to fine in the traps, two German brown trout that were bigger that the world record. They stopped draining the lake and returned all the fish they had trapped. The project was halted.