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Old 05-08-2018, 01:44 PM   #21
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Even if this fish was a laker it would be considered a dandy... Amazing how big this brute is!! Looks like it came out of the Goose Bay ,Labrador area!
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Old 05-08-2018, 01:54 PM   #22
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If I took the fish that I caught on my trip this weekend, I would have to put them all together like a puzzle and they'd still barely equal the size of that slob.
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Old 05-08-2018, 02:18 PM   #23
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Out of curiosity, what do you reckon cause the abrasion on the brookie's lower stomach in the last picture?
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Old 05-08-2018, 02:52 PM   #24
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I noticed that too! It was smooth and perfect like the rest of its skin. I think was leftover fall spawning color that hadnít faded yet. Didnít look or feel like an old injury.
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Old 05-08-2018, 03:13 PM   #25
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I should tell the story of catching it, you’ll all have a good laugh.

I had fished for three hours and had caught 1 15 inch fish. Considering the luck I had Friday I was reasonably satisfied and was ready to head home. But it still stuck with me that more fish hadn’t come from where the other came. So I launched a final cast into the sweet spot and started a retrieve. 5 strips and a sharp hit jolted me. In my haste to set the hook, I elbowed my oar and knocked it into the lake. Meanwhile the fish nonchalantly swam at the boat down on the bottom. I kept tension on it by stripping line-cardinal sin should have put it on reel- while flailing around with my left arm trying to row the boat to the oar that was rapidly floating away. The fish, unfazed by my floundering, continued around the front of the boat and just kept going out into the main lake. Not knowing what I had, I attempted to pressure the fish back to the boat. This resulted in a sizzling run that thankfully pulled out several feet of untangled line. At that point I felt it best to end my pursuit of the oar. Soon some panic set in when it came to the surface and i saw the hump back. Finally I got him near the boat where I proceeded to miss him three times with the net-once flipping him clean out of the water. Luckily I had a perfect hookset and eventually got him in. Various body orifices unclenched. Then I had to got find the oar!
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Old 05-08-2018, 05:37 PM   #26
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I should tell the story of catching it, youíll all have a good laugh.

I had fished for three hours and had caught 1 15 inch fish. Considering the luck I had Friday I was reasonably satisfied and was ready to head home. But it still stuck with me that more fish hadnít come from where the other came. So I launched a final cast into the sweet spot and started a retrieve. 5 strips and a sharp hit jolted me. In my haste to set the hook, I elbowed my oar and knocked it into the lake. Meanwhile the fish nonchalantly swam at the boat down on the bottom. I kept tension on it by stripping line-cardinal sin should have put it on reel- while flailing around with my left arm trying to row the boat to the oar that was rapidly floating away. The fish, unfazed by my floundering, continued around the front of the boat and just kept going out into the main lake. Not knowing what I had, I attempted to pressure the fish back to the boat. This resulted in a sizzling run that thankfully pulled out several feet of untangled line. At that point I felt it best to end my pursuit of the oar. Soon some panic set in when it came to the surface and i saw the hump back. Finally I got him near the boat where I proceeded to miss him three times with the net-once flipping him clean out of the water. Luckily I had a perfect hookset and eventually got him in. Various body orifices unclenched. Then I had to got find the oar!
Great story! You want to keep that one to read to the grandkids.
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:07 PM   #27
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Congrats on the trout of a lifetime. Thanks for sharing the story...very good stuff!
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:43 PM   #28
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Unbelievable fish, and great story!
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:52 PM   #29
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Love stories like yours. A lot of people think the fish we catch just tire and slide into the net. Yeah ,right ,in the Perfect World. Great story for decades to come. Thanks for sharing CW!
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Old 05-08-2018, 08:09 PM   #30
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Funny how the first good hit of the season knocks you all off kilter! Glad to see that the fish ended up in the net. And that you released him to his element unharmed.
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Looking at the upcoming calendar and seeing out of town soccer tournaments and mother's day upcoming, I decided to disregard my own advice.



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Old 05-10-2018, 11:50 AM   #32
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Congrats CW.
You earned it!
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:18 AM   #33
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Wow!
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