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shadbuster
03-05-2013, 07:42 PM
Had the day off so decided to go fishing and boy am I glad I did. Hooked into this fully finned beautifully colored male holdover that came out at nearly 6 lbs on a scale of dubious accuracy lol, probably less i dont really know but my best by far. Fought him for 5 minutes on ultra light tackle 2lb line. Thought I had snagged a carp at first since he peeled line like one and all I could initially get a glimpse of was that giant tail, when I finally got a good look at him I could hardly believe it! I would gain line then he would take it, really epic fight, he even jumped 4 times, could have sworn I hooked a steelhead. Really thought I was going to lose him because I hadn't brought a net but manged to beach him. Tried to revive and release but fighting him on such light tackle for so long exhausted and killed him, plus the beaching didn't really help either, he would belly up. Ohh well, fish tacos lol. This one is gonna be hard to beat!

attempted release (beautiful spawning colors):

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/927/march52013008ho.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/89/march52013008ho.jpg/)

http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/903/march52013024.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/545/march52013024.jpg/)

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/7708/march52013022.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/march52013022.jpg/)

Square tail:

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/8926/march52013025.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/838/march52013025.jpg/)

dabalone
03-05-2013, 08:29 PM
Nice fish, Congrats!

GAMFISHIN
03-05-2013, 09:02 PM
Congrats, nice catch!

RideNfish
03-05-2013, 09:28 PM
Way to go SB!!!!! Great looking fish. Have to love those full tails. Thank you for trying to release the beauty. Sometimes it just doesn't work. Fun on the light tackle to, right up my alley.

Cheers,

Rugby Lock
03-06-2013, 05:20 AM
Very nice! Where'd you catch him?

CAL.NDN
03-06-2013, 05:43 AM
Great job nice fish. If i had to guess i would say he caught him in the lip.

white_cap
03-06-2013, 05:45 AM
Very nice! Where'd you catch him?

More likely in the mouth! LOL

Marv
03-06-2013, 06:44 AM
That's a pig Shadbuster!!!!! The fishing gods seen all the hard work you have been doing and rewarded you with a beautiful fish, congrats. Get ah load if that fan tail :-) that looks like a valley trout if I ever seen one. Bet that sucker make some good tacos :-)

hanahou7
03-06-2013, 08:11 AM
That is one nice fish! Congrats on the PB!

RideNfish
03-06-2013, 09:30 AM
Very nice! Where'd you catch him?

He didn't say on purpose. :-) Welcome to the sniffer though!! If you post up reports then you will be amazed at how people tell you their secrets by PM.

Look forward to your fish pics!!! May they be huge! LOL