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You know the drill......Pics or it didn't happen.

Whatever you fish for or whatever it is you caught.....what is the biggest fish y'all ever hauled in? Can go by weight or length, I really don't care. All of my waters are blown out from flooding and I wanna see some fish pics.

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My best pike and lake trout.

37 1/2 inches on the trout
42 1/2 on the pike.


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Originally Posted by Ky221
You know the drill......Pics or it didn't happen.

Whatever you fish for or whatever it is you caught.....what is the biggest fish y'all ever hauled in? Can go by weight or length, I really don't care. All of my waters are blown out from flooding and I wanna see some fish pics.


This aint my personal best..I just can't find a pic of the biggest one. This of course is freshwater .This one was 42" and18 lbs. My personal best in salt water was no doubt some kind of shark...no pics.


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Steelhead on the Salmon River. Just shy of 16 lbs. The pic. makes it look bigger than it is, but I’ll take it.[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

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My crowning achievement as far as fish was a 31.5", twelve pound Walleye. Sorry no pics. All I have is a polaroid of it.

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I caught I think one 7 lb striper and a couple largemouth about 5 pounds. Dad and brother caught them up to and over 10 pounds( largemouth)


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Not counting salt water the biggest I’ve never caught was a 164# tarpon down in Costa Rica. If I can find the picture ill have someone help me post it.

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It was so big that if you look closely at the top of the gill plate the head was starting to tear and separate itself from the body when I tried to hold it by the gills.
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Originally Posted by Farming
Steelhead on the Salmon River. Just shy of 16 lbs. The pic. makes it look bigger than it is, but I’ll take it.[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

Damn nice fish.


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Originally Posted by Big Sky
It was so big that if you look closely at the top of the gill plate the head was starting to tear and separate itself from the body when I tried to hold it by the gills.
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Dunno if I’ve seen one that big, just a hammer 👊🏻


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It was so big that if you look closely at the top of the gill plate the head was starting to tear and separate itself from the body when I tried to hold it by the gills.
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Big bastard. They caught a 140 this year down in the river. New Missouri state record.

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Freshwater would be a spoonbill I snagged about 25 years ago. Didn't keep it but probably in the 30 to 40 pound range. I was anchored in the river casting into the mouth of a ditch and jerking a big treble with a bass rod. I caught 10 or 12 in the 10 to 15 pound range. Then I hooked one that was like a truck. I had to freespool the reel and pull the anchor up. I chased him with the trolling motor. And it was at least a1/4 mile downstream before I could get him to the boat and unhook him. Not near like the one above.
That thing is a beast.

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Ky221: Oh it happened "baby"!
My best Rainbow Trout was caught Christmas morning 2,001 on Clark Canyon Reservoir through 20 inches of ice.
What a battle. I took it home and weighed it on my Deliar at 7 pounds 8 ounces!
No pictures of that one.
My best Salmon for the first 71 years of my life was a 25 pound King caught off of the mouth of the Columbia. Try as I might and I fished everywhere but I could NOT break the 25 pound mark!
All my friends and fishing partners had caught 45 pounders+ but I was stuck on 25 - caught lots of Salmon every year but just never a "Tyee" (fifty pounder)!
Finally a couple years back three friends and I chartered a liveaboard boat for a week and fished out of Kodiak, Alaska.
On the first day near Marmot Bay on Afognak Island I caught the fish of my dreams - a GIANT King Salmon.
It bottomed out a Shakespeare 55 pound fish scale with much Salmon still left on the deck!
We took measurements (length and girth) and the Alaska Fish and Game pamphlet later showed that Salmon to be right at 72 pounds!
Now I had to make an expensive decision there on the first day of a 7 day charter - head back to Kodiak and find a fish taxidermist or just clean the fish and keep it in one of the coolers on ice for transport home. The next day I cleaned it and decided to keep fishing - saving the long, and at the time, dangerous trip back to Kodiak and saving that hassle and expense.
Plus all my walls back home are filled with Mule Deer, Antelope, Whitetailed Deer, Blacktailed Deer and Elk. So no taxidermy done on it.
Turns out we caught several fish over 50 pounds that trip and lost one at the boat the the Captain was sure would go 80 pounds! We also caught several Halibut in the 20 to 40 pound range.
Among our King Salmon were two fish with "white flesh" - they tasted every bit as good as the orange fleshed Kings as we did a lot of eating while on the liveaboard.
I do have hard copy pictures of myself and the "72" pound King.
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Best trout was the first one I ever caught on a flyrod (5-wt) 24" rainbow.

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A bucket list fishing trip for me.


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Holy smokes Ed, that line from the movie Jaws comes to mind about needing a bigger boat!
Mine was when six of us went up to Homer, AK. and I blistered my hand catching salmon about every third cast on the Kenai River. We talked it over and said that we can catch salmon back home in the Great Lakes, so lets try a 1/2 day charter out in the ocean. The first fish I hooked was a 93# halibut that turned out to be the biggest of the trip. Even the first mate wanted his picture taken with my fish because while halibut do get lots bigger, they never catch big ones on the half day charters. Needless to say we charter fished for halibut all that week and each flew home with a 50# box of vacuum packed frozen halibut fillets. Outstanding eating.


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only been pike fishing once, headed back in a few weeks. The other is my daughters best, she thought it smelled bad.
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