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: It finally arrived.


ssully
03-21-2002, 12:11 AM
Not a gold one but still a state pin. Now I have to wait for the mount.
http://home.attbi.com/~ssully/stuff/pin.jpg

Hawkeye
03-21-2002, 12:20 AM
Cool! I'm sure it was mentioned elsewhere but I missed it. What angling feat did you accomplish to earn the honor?

ssully
03-21-2002, 12:42 AM
Thanks Greg. I submitted the paper work for a brookie I got two days before Christmas. The minimum requirement is two pounds this one six hours later in the day measured in at four pounds even, 21" length with a 12" girth. A real football. The gold pin winner got one that came in at five pounds 13 ounces.

It was a good day we picked up two Salmon also in the 7-8 pound range.

Lefty
03-21-2002, 09:02 AM
Nice job Sean. You always manage to come up with something new in your fishing. Inspiration.
Here's to an evan better season.

Lefty

striblue
03-21-2002, 10:25 AM
Nice Sean... hope you mount it in a nice display case at Home.

kcsmes
03-21-2002, 05:17 PM
Sean: What is the Massachusetts award for? Were the fish caught in Massachusetts? 5 pound brookies and salmon in the same day? Sounds more like Labrador. Need a fishing buddy?

ssully
03-21-2002, 11:54 PM
Originally posted by kcsmes
Sean: What is the Massachusetts award for? Were the fish caught in Massachusetts? 5 pound brookies and salmon in the same day? Sounds more like Labrador. Need a fishing buddy?

The award is for meeting the minimum requirements of the Massachusetts FW Sport Fishing program. And yes the fish were caught in MA.

Here's the link.
http://www.state.ma.us/dfwele/dfw/dfwsfa.htm

Sure we can fish together. Here's a picture to give you some perspective. That fish is laying next to my 9x9 saltwater outfit.
http://home.attbi.com/~ssully/stuff/brookie.jpg

Unfortunately had I known about these records way back when I could have shattered the current state record for a Chain Pickeral x2. When I was about 10 caught one that was just shy of 40" and built like a tank. It wrapped around a 5 gallon pail 4 times and it's head still stuck out. After several days of watching it snag baby ducks I casted into it's lair and landed it on a daredevil. Oh well!

kcsmes
03-22-2002, 08:03 AM
Sean: Beautiful fish! Thanks for the link.

TinMan
03-23-2002, 03:39 PM
Somehow I don't think it was a sluggo.

pmflyfisher
03-23-2002, 05:34 PM
Never thought that could be done, and I know guys that go for
$ 3K trip to Labrador or northern Ontario for these !!!

Must be a zipper lip beaver pond. Shhhhhhh.......