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It Took Two Weeks But.....It's The Big Fish

Posted 06-30-2011 at 02:40 PM by Ard
Updated 07-26-2011 at 12:45 AM by Ard

The day I caught a really nice fish but had no camera with me there were two people who took pictures for me with cell phones. One of these is posted to a fishing story here on the blog, the other I never mentioned because I didn't receive the picture until I checked mail today The kind lady who took this had a digital SLR with her but had forgotten to bring the batteries however her phone was considerably more advanced than the gentleman who took the original shot for me. In her e-mail accompanying the picture this thoughtful woman informed me that she had considerable difficulties getting the pictures from phone to computer but had not forgotten me. Thank you Dana

I will be writing about my 5 day work & fishing trip to the cabin on the lake soon but had to put this picture up. I figure you will understand how happy I was to accomplish the fish below using an unweighted wet fly on a 15 pound test leader. Since the day of the good catch the department of parks has recalibrated the scale and it seems the fish may have been a couple pounds over 40 but the day I weighed it the scale said 40 so 40 it is. Still I am happy to have a better picture and to see the fish in a better rendition of what it actually looked like. At the time the picture was taken the fish had been dead for about 45 minutes so it had lost just a tad of its brightness. For the sake of scale, no pun intended, I am 6' 5" and about 228 pounds. I am not extending the fish into the depth of field to make it look big, I'm resting it on my left thigh and holding it close to my abdomen because I could not keep a hold by any other means. When I look at this I see that I looked quite happy.

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It's just the same fish but I'm so happy to have this picture I could just go fishing
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    Davo's Avatar

    That is picture to print and put on the wall for sure!! Awfully kind of that nice woman to take the time to get you the picture.

    Posted 06-30-2011 at 06:44 PM by Davo Davo is offline
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    milt spawn's Avatar
    Dang Ard, you're big enough to scare them bears away! Definitely a better photo. Was wondrin' where you had been lately, thanx for posting. milt.
    Posted 06-30-2011 at 11:19 PM by milt spawn milt spawn is offline
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    Hi Dave, I was very happy when I got the pictures, she took two for me.

    Milt, Yeah I guess I am a big-un, when I was about half this age I weighed 235 and had a lot more mussel. I was big enough to wrestle bears then, now I'm just tall.
    Posted 07-02-2011 at 02:28 AM by Ard Ard is offline
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    Ard: Congrats on the excellent fish, sure was nice of that lady to send you the photo!
    Posted 09-27-2011 at 11:05 AM by mcnerney mcnerney is offline

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