Has anyone tried throwing any big baits for trout. Something like big bass swimbaits for brown trout in a place like Paint Creek. From what I've read on this forum going about 7 years back and using Paint Creek as an example. There have been supposedly brown trout in Paint Creek caught by the DNR during surveys up to 29 inches. The biggest I heard caught fishing though was a 27-inch Brown trout caught mousing at night. I'm sure many would be skeptical of fish this size in a pressured creek but if any fish could grow that big and evade capture it would be some big brown trout. So how come no one throws any real big baits for these brown trout and that includes throughout Michigan. We have a world-class brown trout fishery and as much as everyone wants to fly fish with tiny nymph imitations it seems like a big brown trout would mostly feed on the small trout, chubs and other fish in the creeks more than these little insect larvae. I'm not hating on the guys that fly fish but wouldn't it seem like a big brown trout would eat fish more than anything else. The guys out in California began throwing trout imitating baits for the Florida strain largemouth bass that were being stocked. The bass ate the protein filled trout and since there a soft-rayed fish it made them easier for any predator fish to swallow them. To this day the biggest bass caught in the world continue to be caught on the trout imitating swimbaits with more consistency than anything else. So why hasn't anyone tried this for some of these smart brown trout? The places that get fishing pressure the trout are coming out at night and eating bigger prey than what most are throwing that's why the guys that mouse do so well for the bigger trout. So using Paint Creek as an example if you have 24 to 29-inch brown trout in there why isn't anyone throwing bigger baits. A brown trout between 24 to 29 inches could easily eat a 10 to 13 inch rainbow trout or another brown trout. Anyone have any thoughts? I don't live close to any trout streams but if it were me I would go out at night. The big brown trout have to understand that there going to be fewer people if almost none at night and they can feed on the small trout and whatever else they can fit in there mouth in peace. Instead of throwing traditional trout gear or even mice I would throw a 10 to 13 inch trout imitating swimbait or glide bait.