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08-09-2004, 04:40 PM
Check out the dimensions on this fish. It is about a foot long but the girth is outragous. Caught him on Spinney Mile just at dark.


08-09-2004, 04:45 PM
Here is a close up.

John Desjardins
08-09-2004, 08:45 PM
Thats one chunky fish. What was the fly de jour?

08-10-2004, 06:56 AM
As it appeared that there was either a spine injury, or a malformation of some sort, I quickly released 'em.

As I was a young kid, and impressionable, I listened to some old guy near me - he said that the fish had probably been hiding under a rock, and someone stepped on it, breaking his back. ?????

Anyway, when I caught a couple over several years, I figured he was "out to lunch"!


08-10-2004, 07:56 AM
It could be that the fish recovered from a broken back at some time. I caught another fish that evening that was built the same way but without such a pronounced hump. Very fat though. They were eating my canadian blood mohair leech.


Dble Haul
08-10-2004, 09:51 AM
It's Quasimoto reincarnated.... :Eyecrazy:

08-24-2004, 11:28 AM
Great looking fish. Is that a Keeper or did you have to set him back?