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Rare catch in the Maine surf

Post by SD MEPPS » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:53 pm

I was fishing Wells Beach,Maine yesterday afternoon just casting a top water Chug Bug to see if any striped bass were interested. All of a sudden I hooked what I thought was a small striper. I reeled the fish in and realized I caught some sort of trout. I’ve heard of sea trout, and Atlantic salmon etc... but was unsure exactly what I caught. I took the pic to Cabelas and showed it to an employee in the fishing department and he said it was a sea run brown trout. He said it’s a rare catch. I’ve been fishing this area for over twenty years and I’ve never heard of anyone catching a trout here. Pretty cool fish. Thought I’d share it.
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Re: Rare catch in the Maine surf

Post by BrokenolMarine » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:08 am

That's cool. Did it have vampire teeth? The trout we'd catch in the waters off the tidewater areas of the VA coast had vampire teeth.
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Re: Rare catch in the Maine surf

Post by SD MEPPS » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:30 am

BrokenolMarine wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:08 am
That's cool. Did it have vampire teeth? The trout we'd catch in the waters off the tidewater areas of the VA coast had vampire teeth.
The teeth looked just like the teeth on the fresh waters browns I catch back home. They weren’t any bigger.
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Re: Rare catch in the Maine surf

Post by BrokenolMarine » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:09 am

SD MEPPS wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:30 am
BrokenolMarine wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:08 am
That's cool. Did it have vampire teeth? The trout we'd catch in the waters off the tidewater areas of the VA coast had vampire teeth.
The teeth looked just like the teeth on the fresh waters browns I catch back home. They weren’t any bigger.
When Tina and I first started fishing down at VA Beach the guys laughed and told us to be careful when we caught specks because they had fangs. We thought they were joking. Then I caught my first speck and found out they "really did have them." Needle sharp vampire fangs." :o Some were thin and not that long, but some were spikes. You didn't want to thumb a speck like you would a bass, or if you did, you wanted to make sure you were tucked up tight in the side of it's mouth. :P

My very first speck, caught kayak fishing the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, pulled out at the beach and took a pic.

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Yeah, don't thumb the specks. :twisted:
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Re: Rare catch in the Maine surf

Post by JEBar » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:13 am

thanks for the post and picture .... I'd never heard of a sea run brown trout
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Re: Rare catch in the Maine surf

Post by Cofisher » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:14 pm

Dang!...what a young guy...haha
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Re: Rare catch in the Maine surf

Post by SD MEPPS » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:25 pm

JEBar wrote:
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thanks for the post and picture .... I'd never heard of a sea run brown trout
You’re welcome. Me neither. I keep looking at the pic and the more I compare it to an Atlantic salmon, the more I think it is one.
The guy who said it was a brown trout explained that there are brown trout in the Mousam River which Im not far from and they’ll leave the river for the ocean.
I think I need a second opinion. Lol
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Re: Rare catch in the Maine surf

Post by SD MEPPS » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:27 pm

BrokenolMarine wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:09 am
SD MEPPS wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:30 am
BrokenolMarine wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:08 am
That's cool. Did it have vampire teeth? The trout we'd catch in the waters off the tidewater areas of the VA coast had vampire teeth.
The teeth looked just like the teeth on the fresh waters browns I catch back home. They weren’t any bigger.
When Tina and I first started fishing down at VA Beach the guys laughed and told us to be careful when we caught specks because they had fangs. We thought they were joking. Then I caught my first speck and found out they "really did have them." Needle sharp vampire fangs." :o Some were thin and not that long, but some were spikes. You didn't want to thumb a speck like you would a bass, or if you did, you wanted to make sure you were tucked up tight in the side of it's mouth. :P

My very first speck, caught kayak fishing the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, pulled out at the beach and took a pic.


my first speck c.jpg


A stock picture of the fangs these guys have.


speckled trout fangs.jpg


Yeah, don't thumb the specks. :twisted:

Man your fish has some nice color to it! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Rare catch in the Maine surf

Post by BrokenolMarine » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:15 pm

We really miss fishing in the salt water, but the drive and traffic got to be too much.
Plenty of fresh water all around us.
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