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flyguyskt 04-05-2006 04:29 PM

32 inch "state record" rinbow...1wt rod
well i hooked and landed a 32 inch bow today with a girth between 22 and 24 inches. she was a monster!!!

of course my camera was still in my suitcase at home after taking a trip this weekend! but i did have a federal judge with me to witness this beauty!

thing is after i measured her i simply revived her and let her go! hour later she was still swimming around in the same hole!
healthy as could be.

come back to work and put the measurement in the states fishing weight estimator and guess what... i was holding the south dakota state record!

cool. bad thing is in our state it must be weighed on a cert. scale and i wasn't about to kill that babe! it was a natural fish, it had all of its fins still attached and fully in tact. no runway marks on her anywhere!

my name may not be in the books but it should have been and i know now what i had!:icon_razz

Fish Bones 04-05-2006 06:46 PM

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Great story... congrats on the state record!!!

kayakcruser 09-02-2006 10:31 PM

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fshfanatic 09-02-2006 11:46 PM

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I took a 34" X 27" bow in california 10 yrs ago one a 2 weight. Fun hardley expresses it..


Joni 09-04-2006 10:41 PM

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I use P-LINE 6lb. flourocarbon and either a Type II or Intermediate line. The fly choice was A modified Purple Showgirl with black foam across the back instead of marabou, a black and burnt orange softhackle,a black and orange bead head Hazbro (marabou nymph) and of course the HOT CHOCOLATE.
But I ain't stupid, this was on a 9 1/2 ft 6wt.

Total take for the weekend (about 3 1/2 to 4 hours Saturday and Sunday) was 10 fish.

Well, I am not sure on exact weight length or girth, but I swear he was in the 20lb range. I am 5'8" tall so you take a guess at it!.......
And of course, release WHAT WAS I THINKING!

BigCliff 09-05-2006 08:30 AM

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Fly Guy, I'll call it a record, and I'm glad you let it go. Hopefully i'll get a chance to catch one of its offspring one day.

Joni that's a heck of a fish as well. The spotting on the side of it kinda looked Atlantic Salmonish, especially at that size. That thing's a beast.

freeze69 09-05-2006 02:58 PM

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diffently two very nice fish caught. here in indiana the coho are starting to make their way up the creeks. saw 1 coho, 1 nice brown trout, and 1 steelhead caught sunday. talked to local creel officer and he said he had heard of a couple of king's being hooked. including 1 that the person estimated at 15-20lbs plus. spooled the person out. hard to stop in a little creek. i'm still stuck in the smolt mode though.

Woolly 09-07-2006 09:38 PM

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Both are fantastic fish. What a thrill!

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