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PT|1  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, May 6, 2015 10:23:41 AM(UTC)
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Nice report- thanks for sharing!
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TreArrow  
#12 Posted : Wednesday, May 6, 2015 10:43:46 AM(UTC)
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kinni wrote:
Awesome report and photos! How do you get those beautiful fish to lay so still and pose for the camera in the water like that? Don't they want to immediately swim away from you once they're in the water?


Ha, yeah they do want to swim away! those are just the photos that turned out, not all fish were that cooperative and I also have a lot of crappy photos like this where the fish decided to take off before I got a decent photoUserPostedImage

After landing the fish, I keep the fish in the net, submerged in the water, while I fiddle with my camera. I can usually hold the net with my legs and one hand, and then use the other to get the camera ready. The net is pretty big and deep and most of the time, they calm down in the net and are docile enough for a quick photo before releasing them. I typically keep one hand on the fish's tail and then let go when I have the camera focused and ready.
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:10:19 AM(UTC)
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Beautiful scenery and beautiful fish too. It makes me miss steelheading.

Those Lake Superior fish look so much better than our Lake Michigan fish.
NBrevitz  
#14 Posted : Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:11:52 PM(UTC)
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Gotta love Superior Chrome. The one fish I've caught up there fought like a bulldog. Great photos and fish!ThumpUp
"I fish because I love to: Because only in the woods can I find solitude without loneliness."
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#15 Posted : Wednesday, May 6, 2015 1:39:11 PM(UTC)
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The two that I've had on a rod were the most violent fish I've ever met.
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kinni  
#16 Posted : Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:09:07 AM(UTC)
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Ha, yeah they do want to swim away! those are just the photos that turned out, not all fish were that cooperative and I also have a lot of crappy photos like this where the fish decided to take off before I got a decent photoUserPostedImage

That's the way mine typically turn out. I was hoping you were some sort of fish whisperer and could share your knowledge. ThumpUp

Also, love the look of that rod. Someone did a nice job with those wraps!
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