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OTC_MN  
#1 Posted : Thursday, June 1, 2017 2:43:00 PM(UTC)
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Yeah, so, check out this tiger.

If you've never run across them, Adam and Sean Konrad are brothers from Saskatchewan that are incredible fishermen. They've caught some absurdly big fish, including what was at one time the all tackle world record Rainbow Trout - which was 48 pounds or something absurd like that.

This fish is unreal...
10.5lb Tiger Trout
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#2 Posted : Thursday, June 1, 2017 7:16:43 PM(UTC)
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What hogs! Thanks for posting the video. That's one memorable day on the water.
What was big was not the trout, but the chance. What was full was not my creel, but my memory.
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#3 Posted : Friday, June 2, 2017 6:01:54 AM(UTC)
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The Konrad brothers...those dudes have several record fish...legends.
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#4 Posted : Friday, June 2, 2017 6:20:47 AM(UTC)
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That's a big stream. BigGrin Flapper


Nice fishies. Smile


It took me a while, but at some point I accepted that many of the photos/videos that you see on social media nationally are from a completely different type of fishery than what I am fishing.

I guess I mean that I stopped comparing what I'm doing to what I see. I'm far more impressed when someone gets a biggun out of one of our small(ish) streams and rivers than out of a lake or big river where large fish are the norm and giants aren't all that rare.

Just not gonna get a Labrador brookie out of Ash Creek. Laugh

Bill might though... Wink
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#5 Posted : Friday, June 2, 2017 6:21:49 AM(UTC)
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Not to discount those tigers though.

Beauties for sure and I'd love to go somewhere like that someday to go after trout.

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#6 Posted : Friday, June 2, 2017 7:03:49 AM(UTC)
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ilikefood wrote:
What hogs! Thanks for posting the video. That's one memorable day on the water.


Nice tag line!
Where did you come up with that one?ThumpUp
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#7 Posted : Friday, June 2, 2017 10:43:35 AM(UTC)
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Ye gods... what monsters! Northern Canada in the rain, certainly a recipe for big fish!

However boys, remember that these bigs came out of Driftless area streams, so anything is possible.
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#8 Posted : Saturday, June 3, 2017 7:52:53 AM(UTC)
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Is that Joe Dirt again? Got to love DA bridge. Hey Eddie, remind me what that 26.5" ate!!!
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#9 Posted : Saturday, June 3, 2017 8:18:55 AM(UTC)
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Was Sept 30, 2009. Trout pond. First cast on a hopper.

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OTC_MN  
#10 Posted : Saturday, June 3, 2017 9:03:44 PM(UTC)
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Gurth wrote:
That's a big stream. BigGrin Flapper


Nice fishies. Smile


It took me a while, but at some point I accepted that many of the photos/videos that you see on social media nationally are from a completely different type of fishery than what I am fishing.

I guess I mean that I stopped comparing what I'm doing to what I see. I'm far more impressed when someone gets a biggun out of one of our small(ish) streams and rivers than out of a lake or big river where large fish are the norm and giants aren't all that rare.

Just not gonna get a Labrador brookie out of Ash Creek. Laugh

Bill might though... Wink


Such a good point. Quality is relative to what the fishery is capable of. If you catch a fish close to the maximum size at age for the fishery you're on, it's a great fish...even if it's a 17 incher. My favorite MN muskie lake rarely produces fish bigger than 45 inches, and I know guys that won't fish it because they won't catch a 50 there. Never made sense to me. A 46 incher there is like catching a 52 somewhere else. It's as big a fish as the lake can produce.
"Our tradition is that of the first man who sneaked away to the creek when the tribe did not really need fish."
- Roderick Haig-Brown
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