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Lake: Grand Lake
Fish: Lake Trout

Why We Need to Fact Check

Post By: johnski      Posted: 3/26/2022 11:15:23 AM     Points: 5725    
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This is an example of why we need to fact check media reports on nearly everything these days. See if you can see the problems!

Unreal!


 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: Mar. 26, 12:40:35 PM     Points: 9118
I wasn't at the tournament. Looks good to me, guy catches big fish, wins prize.
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: Mar. 26, 3:10:10 PM     Points: 223
Only issue I see is that comment about biggest laker out of grand lake, when they meant biggest laker at a tightline tourney at grand lake. Likely a quote taken out of context which makes sense. Last time I checked that guy still won.
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: Mar. 26, 4:13:00 PM     Points: 3375
Lol, no way that fish was only 6 pounds
 Reply by: Walleye Guy      Posted: Mar. 26, 4:27:53 PM     Points: 157
Check out the guys fingers
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: Mar. 26, 5:35:39 PM     Points: 5725
Thank you Xavier...your onto it.
Does that fish look 25 1/2 inches long?
Does that fish look 6.15 pounds?

Either the measurements are right with an incorrect image, or the image is correct and the reported size numbers are totally bogus.
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: Mar. 26, 6:21:38 PM     Points: 223
If the measurements are correct then that fish was right under the slot. I don’t think the tightline folks would fudge the measurements for fear of losing their permit. But… anything is possible in the age of misinformation.
 Reply by: bluecreek      Posted: Mar. 26, 6:42:52 PM     Points: 2129
Yep. Walleye guy is on to it. Look at his hands. The ultimate stiff-arm.
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: Mar. 26, 7:08:44 PM     Points: 423
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: Mar. 26, 8:12:16 PM     Points: 223
Well we all do the stiff arm. I guess maybe fact checking is not the thing we should be worried about. Just photo editing and our smart phones building up our egos ha!
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: Mar. 26, 8:14:07 PM     Points: 223
Here is a 19” trout at chatfield that looks huge
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Mar. 27, 1:38:45 AM     Points: 10447
Big enough to hold 22 crawfish . . .some were still alive when the fish was cleaned.
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: Mar. 27, 8:11:59 AM     Points: 5725
The stiff arm is probably right. It made the fish look enormous! My bad then....

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