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Old 08-24-2009, 11:44 PM
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Caught a nice brown on the Truckee river Saturday am, fishing a copper john on an small thigamabobber. Slow 12 inch strips at the end of the drift and it appears I got his attention....

Only problem was he was just a bit too big for the net.....

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Nice fish!
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Very nice fish, but that net is way to small!

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That's the kind of problem you really don't mind having......

Does that mean that if you get a bigger net you'll catch an even bigger fish that won't fit in it...?
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Nice fish. Did you keep it?
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thanks!

No I did not keep him, I spent a good 10 minutes holding him in the current, making sure the current washed the dirt off him and making sure he was fully recovered and let him go.

I actually was just explaining to someone else, had I not been alone, he would have never been in the dirt, but when I put my rod down on the side of the river he jumped out of the net. I grabbed a couple quick shots, left all my gear on the side of the river and got him back in and revived.

It was kewl watching him holding position in the little pocket I released him into, then, with a light tap on his side, he was off like a shot back into the river.

I did all I could, and I am pretty sure he was fully revived. I can only hope he did survive to be caught by someone else.

It was such a blast bringing him in on my little 5 wt. What a fight - Like I said, I hope someone else gets a shot at em, or maybe me again!

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GREAT fish Dave! Nice going- must have been some fight- he looks mean!

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Default Re: Just a little too big

Thanks Mark,

Yep at least 20 minutes to land him and my right arm was tired at the end. Had to back accross the river into the shallows to get him landed he had my rod doubled over far enuf that I could not grab or net him in the river, and when I tried, he stripped 20 yards off the reel in a flash.

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