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    Re: Fish Sniffer Subscriber Caught and Released Potential State Record Steelhead

    My thoughts are.....

    He’s still out there, and I’m wondering how much bigger he is now??? Googling directions to the “Smith” as I pack my barbless hooks.

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    Re: Fish Sniffer Subscriber Caught and Released Potential State Record Steelhead

    Agree with dsa - numbers don’t mean a whole lot to me and never understood the obsession with the size of a fish someone catches. So many other factors that make something a memorable catch. You know how humans are though - always gotta find a way to turn it into a competition. LOL. Good for the guy in the article for not getting caught up in it and turning that beast loose quickly.
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    Re: Fish Sniffer Subscriber Caught and Released Potential State Record Steelhead

    Quote Originally Posted by steeliesNstripers View Post
    Yea that’s the one I was thinking of. That fish is much bigger.


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    Re: Fish Sniffer Subscriber Caught and Released Potential State Record Steelhead

    Quote Originally Posted by jjb View Post
    Well they took measurements but wasn’t there one caught last year on the smith that measured larger than that one? I think that fish from last year had bigger shoulders on it too.


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    Re: Fish Sniffer Subscriber Caught and Released Potential State Record Steelhead

    28...lol

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    Re: Fish Sniffer Subscriber Caught and Released Potential State Record Steelhead

    "At 37 inches long with 24 1/2-inch girth, the fish would have been approximately, 28.66 pounds, beating the old record by over a pound"

    Never says it ever was hung from a scale, and I respect them for that if it's the case. No need to kill a beautiful fish by hanging it on a vertical scale and breaking its spine. So many people get wrapped up in wanting to know exact measurements down to the oz. I get it with tournaments when a check is on the line, by all means, throw your dirty green fish in a bag and get it down to the oz at weigh in.

    I personally don't agree with the system used by a lot of striper or steelhead guys on the entire using of measurements to call an exact weight range. WAY too many environmental factors go into what exact weight a particular fish is. Just because a formula says it, doesn't make it 100 percent truth.

    Hence why inches mean nothing to me. Look at the kayak bass tournament structure. There's an entire breed of bass anglers out there now that genuinely will call an 18" post spawn snake of a bass that weighs 4#, a tournament winning fish over a 16" 8# freak of nature pre spawner that's bursting full of trout or whatever.

    Length doesn't mean much IMO. Unless you're measuring to keep a sturgeon or whatever for legality sake. Environmental factors like how gravid a fish is if it's in its reproductive cycle and what it's been eating lately all play a role, so inches will never be an accurate way to measure trophy fish IMO.

    Kickass fish no matter what the weight is though.

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    Re: Fish Sniffer Subscriber Caught and Released Potential State Record Steelhead

    Well they took measurements but wasn’t there one caught last year on the smith that measured larger than that one? I think that fish from last year had bigger shoulders on it too.


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    Re: Fish Sniffer Subscriber Caught and Released Potential State Record Steelhead

    Quote Originally Posted by Nor_Cal_Drifter View Post
    Agreed. Not deep enough and wrist too small. Nice fish though!
    My thoughts also unless that's a BIG dude.
    Here they come!

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    Re: Fish Sniffer Subscriber Caught and Released Potential State Record Steelhead

    Agreed. Not deep enough and wrist too small. Nice fish though!
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    Fish Sniffer Subscriber Caught and Released Potential State Record Steelhead

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