i am aa brown trout fanatic, and that one has me salivating and frothing all over wilst tingling at the same time. If I were to figure out where the browns are in that river I would definatly be going after those before steelhead or anything else.
Very nice brown, and thanks for letting others have a chance at him. Looks like a rapala? used? And if anyone is questioning where he caught it at, just go spend some time fishing from Bend up to Sunriver, gotta go find the specifics yourselves. They are in there, and even bigger than that one.
Nice brown! I have had some luck recently on the Middle D for some decent size bows and bigger whitefish, but the browns must not like my nymphs. Maybe I need some big old streamers. STS had an article a couple issues back titled "Downtown Brown", and it was all about catching trophies like that in Bend. Remember that the river is closed above Benham Falls, so no fishing in Sunriver.