my brother is 6'4"... the fish was 48 inches, and the measurements were the same as a fish killed back in the 70s when you could keep the big ones. that fish is mounted on the wall in the lodge and looks almost the same as the one my brother caught, it is 40 pounds.
every time anyone posts a picture with a weight people will try to say that the fish wasnt that big, or something to degrade it. Then others will jump on the bandwagon and say they agree,,whats the point? I will agree that the photo doesnt give the fish justice but no one disagreed with a fish I posted last year at 38 pounds and this fish was deffinately bigger.