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Congrats FishingJunkie on Catching a HUGE PB LAKE TROUT

Post By: FishHuntNow      Posted: 1/8/2021 3:58:04 PM     Points: 1324    
Me and James (FishingJunkie) from the forums went ice fishing in search of some Lake Trout and boy did we have quite the trip! He finally managed to catch a BIG Laker he's been after for years, his previous PB being 24 inches.

I'm happy that I was there to help him land the beast. I was so nervous that I grabbed the fish by it's teeth and it cut my finger in 5 places. James eventually grabbed it with his glows on and we landed the giant!

Here are some pics and of course if you'd like to watch the whole fight, landing and release here is a video [log in for link] for your viewing pleasure.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Jan. 8, 4:05:02 PM     Points: 8498    
 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: Jan. 8, 4:41:47 PM     Points: 25129    
Nice Congratulations.
 Reply by: phidoux      Posted: Jan. 8, 4:43:02 PM     Points: 6312    
Congrats fishing junkie.

 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: Jan. 8, 5:13:02 PM     Points: 1816    
It was an awesome (though cold) trip - for sure. I got the fish at 11:45am right before we were about to head home.... it was a complete surprise. AJ saw the fish on his awesome Panoptix graph - the fish signature was larger than the other fish that day. By complete luck of the draw the fish hit my white, heavily damaged tube - so I got lucky that day. I've been after a fish like this for a long time so it feels good to finally 'arrive'. That lake is special to me.

Thanks AJ for such a nice video - well done.
James

 Reply by: Kithme      Posted: Jan. 8, 5:33:45 PM     Points: 599    
Nice. 2021 is kicking ass already. Congrats.

Almost needed the extra 2” on this trip. (From different post)
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Jan. 8, 6:08:21 PM     Points: 38644    
Way to go James!
 Reply by: kiva      Posted: Jan. 8, 7:43:39 PM     Points: 109    
Great Fish!
 Reply by: ColoradoRay      Posted: Jan. 8, 8:53:22 PM     Points: 23656    
Wow James. Beautiful fish. Glad to see you are still out chasing em and having success.
 Reply by: chodeman      Posted: Jan. 8, 9:36:50 PM     Points: 957    
Congrats...Nice job!
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Jan. 8, 9:47:37 PM     Points: 1324    
It was a pleasure helping you land that fish, you fought it well and stayed calm and i'm glad you liked the video. Hope we can do it again sometime!
 Reply by: Tbubb      Posted: Jan. 8, 10:43:37 PM     Points: 22034    
Nice fish guys! My Fav lake!
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Jan. 8, 11:52:32 PM     Points: 1324    
Tony,

Some of your tips over the last few years have helped plenty. I use those same tips at other lakes and no matter where you are it's always the same fundamentals.
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: Jan. 11, 1:03:12 PM     Points: 1816    
Hey Tony - I was reminiscing on that trip that I didn't have any success on this lake until you showed me the ropes years back.... thx!

Oh, and I think your fav' spot is safe - it's too darn far to walk.... :)

 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: Jan. 11, 1:13:24 PM     Points: 652    
Awesome fish man - big congrats!

It is crazy how skinny that thing is though...
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Jan. 11, 10:15:32 PM     Points: 1324    
YD,

I think those Lakers have started making crawfish their new main diet maybe, at least there's a lot of them in that lake.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: Jan. 12, 9:12:09 AM     Points: 15470    
What a fish congrats.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Jan. 12, 10:20:47 AM     Points: 14699    
Very nice, congratulations on a fine catch.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Jan. 12, 3:40:05 PM     Points: 1324    
Gone_Fishing,

Hows the ice out east?
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Jan. 13, 12:55:35 PM     Points: 1324    
FishingJunkie,Tbub,

I don't mind walking a lot but Tony's spot is just a bit too much for my outta shape self to walk to and have to pack up and walk back by the end of the day. I'm going to try the other side for the first time ever through the ice. I'm going to try and fish for pike and browns this time.
 Reply by: The Fishing Junky      Posted: Jan. 14, 11:23:18 AM     Points: 17    
Dang dude!! Congrats!! Im jealous to say the least, I haven’t fished in a little over 30 days bro I need to get out there!! Awesome👍
 Reply by: 10klakes      Posted: Jan. 14, 1:34:40 PM     Points: 317    
Great catch! A 3 ft toothy is always a thrill. Being new to the laker game this gives me a lot to dream about. Thanks for letting her swim on.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 4:51:20 AM     Points: 74    
Super deee duper! Congrats!
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 2:49:01 PM     Points: 1324    
10kLakes,

Hope you land the beast you're after sir. We always let any fish 22 or over go. These are historic/old fish that deserve to swim off for other anglers to enjoy!
 Reply by: Tbubb      Posted: 8:02:00 PM     Points: 22034    
Glad you guys both did well the last few days.
Yeah, you were not in my Fav spot, but it is my 3rd spot I try, roughly.
And you've now caught a fish there at least as big as my PB - 35".

Nice work!


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