I think he lives in Michigan, but almost no matter where you go a sixteen inch brook trout is worth a dance. He did note:
If you’re new to fishing or haven’t fished for brook trout, a 16 inch brook trout is a big deal. It may not sound big, but the average brookie, especially in small streams, is about 6-8 inches. Ten is a nice fish, 12″ is big, 14″ rare and makes your season- 16 inches, in a small stream? Lifetime. It’s roughly equivalent to a 24 inch brown. There’s bigger fish out there, but not many, and there’s only a handful of areas, usually remote, such as Labrador, northern Quebec and Ontario that regularly produce fish bigger than that. Thus my excitement.