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pab1 05-29-2012 06:14 PM

25" Rainbow and a 24" Football
 
I only caught two fish today but they were both beauties. The wind was howling early in the day. After an hour or so I caught this 25" rainbow on a Clouser Minnow.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q...Fishing004.jpg

After a couple hours with no action the wind finally let up. I moved to a different spot and hooked this 24" football of a rainbow on an articulated streamer. This was a heavy fish with a very wide back. I should have got a girth measurment. I was near shore on the first fish so I was able to use the cameras self timer. I was a ways out on the second fish so I just snapped a pic in the net.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q...Fishing005.jpg

mikel 05-29-2012 06:21 PM

Re: 25" Rainbow and a 24" Football
 
Great looking fish! That 2nd one was a fatty. :)

CutThroat Leaders 05-29-2012 07:18 PM

Re: 25" Rainbow and a 24" Football
 
Damn, that is a hog of a bow. Nice work...

mcnerney 05-29-2012 07:26 PM

Re: 25" Rainbow and a 24" Football
 
Great looking fish, congrats! The perserverance in the wind paid off.

dean_mt 05-29-2012 09:40 PM

Re: 25" Rainbow and a 24" Football
 
Hot damn, pab! G-Town?

I forgot to tell you, I was on Flint Ck on opening weekend and had caught a few small browns but then nothing on my way back to the road...there were a couple nice little holes and I really wanted to catch one more fish. I tied on the slump buster from the small streamer swap and nailed a couple more little brownies...they loved it! Thanks.

milt spawn 05-29-2012 10:58 PM

Re: 25" Rainbow and a 24" Football
 
XL and XXL! Well done! milt.

tbblom 05-30-2012 10:17 AM

Re: 25" Rainbow and a 24" Football
 
OInk Oink OInk

robbyz5001 09-10-2012 08:07 PM

Re: 25" Rainbow and a 24" Football
 
Beautiful fish. Hell of a trip

kicker19 02-23-2013 01:52 PM

Re: 25" Rainbow and a 24" Football
 
I refer to those as "bruisers". solid catches !!!

brookfieldangler 02-23-2013 02:00 PM

Re: 25" Rainbow and a 24" Football
 
Good lord that thing is a chunk!


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