I have been working on a larger painting the last two days but I am not happy with it and am too embarrassed to post it.
Instead I will post another old drawing of mine. This sketch was for the Illinois Lake Michigan Salmon Stamp, I think 2005. This is the preliminary drawing to be ok'd for the finished work. I learned that this is more of a "river" type of Brown Trout. Lake run Browns are less spotted, mostly silver bodies with dark blue/black on top of the dorsal area. Since I wasn't lucky enough to catch one myself, the conservation guys sent me a photo of a behemoth Brown they brought up. I am guessing somewhere just over 20 inches. Those conservation guys have all the fun.