Doesn't get any better than this! Adam with his PB male brown. Weighed in at 27 LB. and was 35 X 25! What a beast....congrats man!
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Many of you know the story of how I meet the Fishinggeeks right after Adam
caught the 43.6 LB. World Record rainbow back in 2007. Mark K. and I were
soon on a flight up there to tackle some of the monster Diefenbaker rainbows
and film our 2nd Monster Trout DVD. It turned out to be a trip I will never
Fast forward to May 2015 and Sean and Adam have now made quite a name for
themselves targeting huge fish all over North America and Canada. They
have, over the past few years, figured out how to target some gigantic brown
trout. Just the other day, I get a FB message and some photos from Adam.
They had caught some massive browns with 2 going over 20 LB.!! Adam said he
would get back to me soon with the story. As told by Adam, here it
Ever since Sean and I started chasing the fat rainbows of Diefenbaker, we
have had many days on the water that will never be forgotten. With over a
dozen IGFA World Records, and 3 All Tackle World Records, Sean and I got to
experience a recent bite that in our eyes, dwarfs them all.
Over the past 4 years Sean and I have been focusing on targeting the "ghosts
of Dief", the rare brown trout. The largest brown we know of was speared in
2004 and weighed in at 38 lbs.
Diefenbaker is just a reservoir of the south Saskatchewan river, down stream
of the famous Bow River which holds natural reproducing brown trout. The
few that make there way down stream end up in our territory now and grow to
Over the past 4 years we have caught the odd brown trout with the biggest
weighing just over 20 lbs. These browns have a structure like no other you
will find in the world. The kings of the system are the hardest fish to
catch, and this is exactly the fish the fishinggeeks love to target. After
catching these browns and learning their ways we have figured out patterns
that help us hook into these monsters.
On May 6th, Sean and I got to Dief and had to fight against 50km winds. It
didn't take long to hook our first fish. After a 6 min fight, the fish
finally spit the hook out, no visual of the fish but I knew I had lost a
monster. Another 10 min passes and then another bite. Our first fish turns
out to be a 15 lb. rainbow. The bite is heating up and we get back at it. It
was crazy....we landed 4 more fish in 30 min......the action was surreal, a
20 lb. rainbow, 10 lb. rainbow, 6 lb. brown, and then a 21 lb. male hookjaw
After pictures and some video of our biggest brown to date, he is quickly
released. We wanted our chance at the king. After the hot half hour bite
we sat back, quietly waiting. An hour passes with no bites. Letting a few
more yards out, my crank gets smashed. As I set the hook, I could feel
solid weight against my rod. The fish quickly started to rise and jumped
clear out of the water....black and huge is all I saw!
Fights like these are intense as the fish usually spits the hook in the
first few minutes if it does get off. I hang on and keep the line tight on
it because, in my gut I know, this is the biggest brown I've ever hooked!
As it sat under the boat, all I could do was keep the pressure on him.
After 15 mins pass, Sean finally gets the net under the massive brown! He
weighed in at 27 lbs. and is the biggest, craziest brown I have ever seen!
As Sean and I usually release every brown, we decided to keep this one to
send down to Rick for a proper replica mold. A fish of these proportions is
needed to actually mold it and capture all the details, the mass of the body,
and giant set of jaws!
Back at it again, we managed 2 more browns of 11 and 15 lbs. Time passed so
quickly but our memory of this night will never be forgotten! The most epic
time fishing yet again on the mighty Diefenbaker.
If you would be interested in a guided trip with them, be sure to check out
their website here: www.fishinggeeks.net and also like and follow them on Facebook.