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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