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Lake: Eleven Mile Reservoir
Fish: Cutbow Trout

The Mile is my Mistress

Post By: anglerwannabe      Posted: 8/29/2020 5:07:45 PM     Points: 61706    
The Mile is certainly my mistress. She beckons me to her. She's beautiful, an enigma, tantalizing and teasing. One day she has a ferocious temper and yet another a calmness. But on most days she's a bit of both. She'll flirt and tease you with her bounties, allowing a little bit here and there but mostly she's selfish and hold tight her prizes. Then there's days like today where she rewards you for your patience.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 8/29/2020 5:08:28 PM     Points: 61706    
here's a couple more pics and yes this is all the same fish

BTW the net is one of the large EGO nets she's filling up
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: 8/29/2020 5:13:56 PM     Points: 333    
Dayumm! Jim you set us up with that Monster thread! Then go out a catch a true Monster! . Well done sir!
 Reply by: Neyet Stalker      Posted: 8/29/2020 5:28:31 PM     Points: 9817    
Nice! I love the Mile!
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 8/29/2020 6:12:26 PM     Points: 232    
Wow! Fat trophy Bow! Congrats! I hope to get over there this fall for the Brown run up the Stream! 🎣🏆👍🥃
 Reply by: jdavis      Posted: 8/30/2020 2:42:10 PM     Points: 64    
 Reply by: fargingicehole      Posted: 8/30/2020 2:58:14 PM     Points: 24871    
That's a tank for sure Jim! Always a pleasure fishing with you.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 8/30/2020 4:04:29 PM     Points: 61706    
thank you Lindsie! If it wouldn't have been for you I would have gotten even more wet from the rain! lol had a great time out there with you. you always seem to bring me good fortune.

Jerry - trout like that will make your adrenaline pump.. and the time for them is drawing near.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 8/30/2020 6:53:10 PM     Points: 1321    
Nice bows. Thanks for sharing.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 8/30/2020 9:03:13 PM     Points: 74    
Need to have a good wife to flirt with a mistress like her. I do.!! Beautiful fish!!
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: 8/31/2020 10:26:32 AM     Points: 8400    
Well done! that's a beautiful tank!
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: 8/31/2020 11:22:33 AM     Points: 3319    
Nice work Jim ! :)
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 9/1/2020 8:06:09 AM     Points: 74    
What were the dimensions on that bomber?
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: 9/1/2020 12:17:32 PM     Points: 6184    
Wonderful metaphor. Fish aint bad either!
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 9/1/2020 12:20:36 PM     Points: 14699    
Nice tanks Jim, she may be your Mistress but she can be a fickle "B" too.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 9/1/2020 2:58:27 PM     Points: 61706    
Thanks Guys!

greg - fat and long? It can be a challenge to measure on the toon. But I did stick her nose in my armpit and her tail went past the tips of my fingers

Russ she can be fickle.. check this out.. my blog from June 2017 and I specifically say she can be fickle!

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 Reply by: Golfprogreg      Posted: 9/1/2020 5:34:06 PM     Points: 15    
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 9/1/2020 8:26:20 PM     Points: 14699    
You stuck itís nose in your armpit, gross and animal abuse.! LOL That fish will never be the same.
 Reply by: setzdahook      Posted: 9/2/2020 10:31:41 PM     Points: 53    
oh my Robert Frost you go with your fancy kayak mmmmmm yeah!
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 9/3/2020 10:33:31 PM     Points: 74    
That thin had to be at least 25 inches---8 pounds plus??? Had to be...
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 9/4/2020 6:32:42 AM     Points: 61706    
Thanks Greg. I'm thinking 23 to 24" range and 5 to 6 lbs. Am in TX next week ok r so. Hopefully have some bass pucs soon
 Reply by: skunkmaster      Posted: 9/4/2020 6:53:26 PM     Points: 1030    
That's a great fish, no matter how you measure it.

Might consider getting one of these if you want to get quick length measurements without extra stress and time out of water for the fish:
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I've measured fish up to 26 inches in mine, including a 25 incher that i2fly caught last year :). The telescopic handle is REALLY nice to have also.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 9/5/2020 7:00:34 AM     Points: 61706    
Skunkmaster that essentially the net I usually use. But I took off the basket and replaced it with a ghost basket. The ghost basket is deeper and large loops makes it easier to untangle hooks
 Reply by: skunkmaster      Posted: 9/5/2020 9:12:36 AM     Points: 1030    
I can see how that would be more important for quicker fish handling and release when you're using multi-hook lures.

Something else I've been carrying lately is an inexpensive luggage scale, for which I verified accuracy by weighing dumbbell plates, so I can weigh the net with a fish in it. However, I can't get it to budge with just the net, so am not sure what, or if, I need to subtract for the weight of the net . . . Anyway, for whatever that might be worth.

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