You've been asking for the story behind this giant fish and today we're finally letting it out. This is the story of Matt's 7 lb 4 oz Brook Trout! You already know the story of the 17 lb largemouth on the left side of the desk, here is the story of the incredible fish on the right!
This fish catch took place when Matt was 10 years old. He and his family were visiting Cherry Lake in California. An average day of bank fishing took a turn toward the incredible when the big brook trout inhaled Matt's Rooster Tail spinner.
A Brook trout of this size is a catch of a lifetime for any adult, let alone a small boy. The catch itself is incredible but the chain of events it kicked off changed Matt's direction in life forever. Even at a young age, the desire to "just catch fish" vanished and was replaced for a desire to catch the biggest fish he could find.
While TacticalBassin's primary focus today is bass fishing, Matt and Tim are actually accomplished multi-species anglers. They hold a handful of non-bass world records and thoroughly enjoy chasing fish of all species.
Below is the Rooster Tail and line that Matt was using that day. We've also included an updated rod/reel combo that we would use today for this type of fishing.
Rooster Tail: http://bit.ly/2MxuzKh
Maxima Ultragreen Line: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
Rod- Zodias 6'8" Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO
Reel- Nasci 1000 Spinning Reel: http://bit.ly/2g278cC
Line- Sunline Sniper 4 lb: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
Other Trout Lures...
Keitech 2.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Panther Martin Spinner: http://bit.ly/2uXduVt
Mepps Spinner: http://bit.ly/2NaVL2f
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