View Full Version : Fish from Evart area
08-02-2008, 08:20 AM
Caught in the first part of June. 28 1/2 inches. Caught on a #5 count down rapala in 3 ft of water.http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff326/higgyball25/fish2853.jpg
08-02-2008, 08:41 AM
The link didn't work basketball. Sure would like to see the pic though
08-02-2008, 10:23 AM
Yea lets see that pig it sounds like some great fish porn.
08-02-2008, 11:52 AM
We're waiting . . .
08-02-2008, 12:22 PM
08-02-2008, 01:09 PM
08-02-2008, 03:39 PM
Basketball, you have to download your image onto a host website such as PhotoBucket (http://www.photobucket.com). Get an account, upload your pic, then copy and paste the direct link into the img. tags.
08-17-2008, 03:31 PM
The picture is now up
08-17-2008, 04:29 PM
Nice fish, I'd assume he isnt swimming anymore?
Man thats hard to look at.
08-17-2008, 04:51 PM
I had to have it mounted. I thought twice about it since it was a female. Who knows if you'll even catch one that big again.
08-17-2008, 04:59 PM
Very nice fish. Thats what a 28 inch brown looks like . Lake run? looks like it. Oh ya, congrats and thanx for posting the pic.
08-17-2008, 05:00 PM
Why not have a replica made? They last much longer than the real thing. I know it was within your rights to keep em, just that I fish that river and it breaks my heart to see a fish like that get pulled out of it forever.
Will make a beautiful mount though. Congrats.
Jory, def. not! That stream has plenty of fish like that! Wanna do some mousin??:cool:
08-17-2008, 05:04 PM
Does have the river look just no red but that doesn't mean much looking closer it does have that nice blue cheek. Whats up with the tail. Yes lets go pitch some hairballs. PM sent.
WOW!!!!!!! Thats a HOG!!!!! Thanks for the porn.....
08-17-2008, 06:53 PM
This is a river fish, there is no way it could have come from the lake. There are a number of dams from this trib of the muskegon. I have only kept fish that have shallowed the hook or were bleeding beyond a healthy recovery. If you only knew how many browns I have released over 20 inches from this body of water, first you wouldn't believe me that I caught this fish where I did and secondly, they haven't stock this water in 30 years where I have caught these big browns.
Awesome fish!!! Congrats!!!! A replica would be the way to go, but you can't judge anyone by their decision. You never know until you are put in that position. About seven years ago my uncle and I both landed 40+ inch pike within a minute of each other and we keep them both for the wall. I kick myself in the *** every time I think about it (by the way mine was 42 1/2 and his was 45). I have been back to that lake a handful of times after that day and have not come even close to that day on the water. It's really easy to judge when you are looking in. I have spent a lot of time on the water where this gentleman is fishing and this system will not struggle for this one fish. A few taken will actually make the river stronger in the long run. Congrats brother... keep it up there are plenty of 30+ inch browns swimming those waters...
08-18-2008, 07:35 AM
Great fish!! I know it would be hard to put back. That is a fish of a lifetime for anybody. I wish it was still swimming so I had a shot at it myself in a way. I do know that it just opened the door up for a younger up and commer that may even get bigger. So I really don't care. Selective harvest and releasing a very high percentage of those big fish and the occasional harvest of one won't have to big of a impact. Just think how many of its offspring or siblings may be swimming the same water.
Lets be careful and not give away the possible stream this could be. I would put alot of money on two of them. Yes these places hold some giant browns. If someone wants to put in the time to find out on their own so be it.
I have landed more big browns out of water that people really don't think of as trout water or small trout water. This state has tons of unknown trout water and it rewards those who search them out. THere are way more places to fish than the fabled PM and Manistee and Ausable. In fact many of the lesser known and unheard of waters hold way bigger trout. Maybe not the numbers but one that will haunt you the rest of your life. With stream improvements they would blow away the fabled water for numbers too.
I hooked a fish like that back on June 1 of 2004. It was the largest stream brown I had ever seen. If I told you how big I think it was you would laugh. That fish still haunts me. The 27" brown I landed 5 days later was a pig but nothing like the fish I lost on a different stream. I have since seen 2 people catch true 30" to 321/4" stream browns. Not any of those fish came close.
I am holding out for a 30" fish for the wall. They do exist.
Again congrats Man!! I hope you relive the fight every time you look at that fish on your wall. WAY TO GO!!!
08-20-2008, 12:00 AM
09-02-2008, 02:55 PM
there is no reason to keep that fish.......keep the salmon, hell snag em who cares their gonna die.....but this fish?
09-02-2008, 03:41 PM
This is to everyone, not just one individual person.
#1- Keeping a legally caught fish is entirely up to the angler. I have my personal opinions on keeping or realeasing fish this size...but they are just that Personal Opinion. So lets stop giving the poster a hard time and forcing our opinions on him. if you dont agree with someone keeping a trophy fish then simple do as I do...dont reply (I'm sure everyones mother taught them if you dont have anything nice to say then dont say anything at all...right?)
#2- Enough of the snagging posts/comments on this site. There are plenty of sites out there that will allow you to get into fights about snagging/salmon season/all that BS.
09-03-2008, 09:24 PM
I don't need anyones approval to keep a fish, especially you. One fish taken is not going to hurt this river, besides I have been keeping a running log this year to see what I have been catching. All the fish that are on this log are bigger than 15 inches and everyone has been released besides this one dam fish. And for your ignorant self, I have released 10 females over 15-24 inches, and half of them are 20+ inch fish. I am practicing good management of these fish. What is the difference if you shoot a 6 point buck this fall? Maybe you shouldn't shoot it? Let it go, next year it might be bigger. Point being, I am not going to criticize you for your doing. All I was doing was posting a picture of a trophy that I caught. Everyone has there opinion and that is fine but DON'T CRITICISE PAL!!! Have a nice day.
09-03-2008, 09:40 PM
I believe all have had a chance to express their feelings. And IMO no one should be judged....but its time shut this down now. Enjoy the season everyone keep and kill or catch and release:)
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