sg, appreciate you not being a yssup about my comment. like i said nice catches, shame on the kills.
i used to rock a 9ft pontoon. i still rocked the deep net on it. i hope to acquire another or a kayak to get back out on the waters i cant big boat it on. imo if your fishing for trophy fish you need trophy gear, all the way to release kit.
the plus side. oh the plus side. im not one but i know what goes on over yonder. just a seperate spot free of opinions other than that of those that pay to be there. meh.
AW the shade bc they come from rather shady regeons. after a long hard fight and being exhausted, imo. the cooler side, of boat/raft water. cooler water on gills while recouping energy from fight. if fought hard. i have a pic of a fish on the sunny side of my boat if you want an illustration. i spin the boat around when fish kicks strong just before release for the better sunny lit pic. i have a crappy cam. this is just my opinion, from being ocd on catching and releasing the lakers.
yep i recall that fish creole. glad you got your focus on for the next one. i've been were that fish you caught was and lost a 30#er behind the boat. happens. i'm still big fish fishin. everyday all day, next trip prepping. digi cam in hand.
i prefer the net bc when they "laker roll", and they always laker roll they get tangled up in the line. i usually either cut the line as close as i can to lure, or unhook and transfer the fish to the spare net.
again if your trophy fishing. you need to be ready with trophy release kit. would you grab a parachute and jump off a ledge? or would you get classes and learn by a learned skydiver?
like i said nice catches sg. if the comments are too much. plus side. i'll just read what you post. no replies. lol.