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Old 12-01-2003, 01:41 PM
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Things are clearing up....

Thanks for the info, Sean. I have just been informed that this is a pending line class record for 12lb test, and that the record may not be verified for the all tackle record. This is because the fish was released, and despite the fact that a certified weighing device was used and two witnesses were there, the fish was not available for autopsy. Apparently this is a common practice for some of the more popular gamefish.....in the past, sinkers have been added to stomachs and such to increase the weight of a fish. It's unfortunate that such a fish needs to die for verification, but such are the times we live in where a few rotten apples have tried to cheat in the past.

Regardless of the outcome, that is one heck of a fish, and one that would doubtless give quite a tug on the end of the line.
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