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Gurth  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, May 23, 2018 2:55:45 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: shebs Go to Quoted Post

Measured 24" with the tape measure, and that's without pinching the tail..



So I'm watching a show just now where they are measuring a big pike and they pinch the tail.

What is this?

This is a thing?


I've never pinched the tail for a measurement.
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shebs  
#12 Posted : Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:04:43 AM(UTC)
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It's what you're supposed to do for "official" measurements, like when there are size restriction for harvest, etc.

The things people do to add a quarter inch to their fish tales...
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:17:20 AM(UTC)
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Some tails would add more than a quarter inch.

I think I'll just stick with straight up.
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#14 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:39:43 AM(UTC)
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Finally made it back down to the area and picked up the mount...turned out well ThumpUp

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#15 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:18:40 AM(UTC)
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Looks great!
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#16 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:39:00 AM(UTC)
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This is one helluva awesome story. Mount looks good too !
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#17 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:41:40 PM(UTC)
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Who did you have mount it for you?
shebs  
#18 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:44:17 PM(UTC)
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Viola taxidermy
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#19 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:25:04 PM(UTC)
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Nice mount Shebs. A real bruiser of a Brown Trout.

I've never caught a trophy fish like that. Still waiting to bust the 20" club - but I suppose it would help if I fished places more often that might hold a fish like that.

I once had an interesting conversation with a DNR guy about big Trout. His opinion was that any Trout over 20" in the Driftless is an exceptional fish. Just to survive it has to eat a lot to sustain it's metabolism. At some point they simply cannot intake enough and perish due to their own mass. Really large Trout can only survive if there's an abundance of food and they've found a safe place to hid from predators. If you find a stream with lots of Chubs, you may find a big Trout living there too.

The trick, is to get them to come out and eat. Most alpha fish tend to be nocturnal predators, and hunker down in their safe place during the the daylight hours.


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#20 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:51:56 PM(UTC)
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It turned out very nice Shebs! Does he do replicas too? I'm tempted to get one done...
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