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Fished a couple tourney's this weekend. The winner of the Biggs tourney caught a +56 inch ski. This was the longest registered ski in LSC history! keep in mind I said registered by a weigh master. This is legit!!!! It registered at +39 lbs.

Two 39 lbers were caught this weekend! (ALmost Paradise landed the 56)

and some people don't think a 45 lber lurks??? hmmmmm this pig will be 45 lbs in the fall for sure!!!!

Both 39's were successfully released! great job!

we went 15 for 17 with 6 fish over 50 inches + 30 lbs. my official report and pics will follow later on. we fish mid lake and had to battle winds and down pours!!!!
 

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Like to see a pic for sure.

A friend of mine caught one by himself a week or so back that was I believe 53.5 X 29 and weighed 38.8#. He could not revive it and he ended up getting to St Clair Flats rather than get the replica he had planned on.
 

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Excellent!

I thought it was great weather for catching fish, and was expecting to see reports of some monsters being caught. But alas, I had work, so no fishing for me.

QUOTE(Woody95 @ Aug 10 2009, 09:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>hmmmmm this pig will be 45 lbs in the fall for sure!!!!

Hate to break the news, but not necessarily. The largest fish in the DNR trap net surveys have not been the oldest. Fish evidently lose muscle mass as they get very, very old, too.

Not to assume I don't think there are 45lb fish in the system. I wouldn't be surprised if there are 50+ lb fish, but I'd expect them in the cooler DR or SCR waters, or along the shipping channel.

Didn't Jon Bondy catch one that was probably over 40lb earlier this year in the river -- something like 55.5 inches, 27.5 inch girth?

QUOTE(Woody95 @ Aug 10 2009, 09:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Both 39's were successfully released! great job!

Always good to hear! ><{{{{{{{{*>

QUOTE(Woody95 @ Aug 10 2009, 09:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>we went 15 for 17 with 6 fish over 50 inches + 30 lbs. my official report and pics will follow later on. we fish mid lake and had to battle winds and down pours!!!!

Good going! The fish really do seem be be getting bigger. No longer a "small fish" fishery, for sure...
 

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good report woodie and good job this weekend
 

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Looks like a 39 to me. Plus the weather looks right. Would like a better pic if possible. Looks to be in good health from what I can see in the tank.
 

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QUOTE(esoxfly @ Aug 10 2009, 11:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>This fish?

Yes - the pic ESOX posted is Correct. 56 1/8" ....alive & upright, un-assisted, in the MOMC resusitation tank.

NOTE: ALL fish were successfully RELEASED!!! This, in thanks, to many good fisherman who care, Dave Clark "fish ThANKS", and the hard work of the MOMC.

Picture shown, is the beast, in the MOMC - 5' 6" live tank, at Belle River, Saturday afternoon. The angler in white, returned her to swim another day, out in the lake.

We do NOT allow release of these fish in the marina's or harbors. They are transported back out to cooler, deeper, more oxygenated waters, and let go.
 

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This is not to stir the sh*t, or start a bash fest. I'm asking because I don't know the answer.....

You guys base standings and competition off length correct? Why can a bump board on the angler's boat not be used? The angler could keep the fish in his livewell until a judge shows up and certifies the length on the board, and the fish is released there and then and saved the transport to and from the marina, the transfers from tank to tank and so on. This fish was out of the lake for how long? I'd have to guess over an hour (maybe I'm wrong) at least, and even though she's in a great livewell, she's still under stress during the ride to and from in the rocking boat and the transfers from each livewell. And stress ultimately is what kills fish through delayed mortality. I applaud the efforts to care for the fish, but in my train of thought, it's still reducable.

Again, Scott, believe me, this is not to stir it, but because I'm asking myself why the fish has to be brought all the way back to dry land....livewell or not.
 

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QUOTE(esoxfly @ Aug 10 2009, 01:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>This is not to stir the sh*t, or start a bash fest. I'm asking because I don't know the answer.....

You guys base standings and competition off length correct? Why can a bump board on the angler's boat not be used? The angler could keep the fish in his livewell until a judge shows up and certifies the length on the board, and the fish is released there and then and saved the transport to and from the marina, the transfers from tank to tank and so on. This fish was out of the lake for how long? I'd have to guess over an hour (maybe I'm wrong) at least, and even though she's in a great livewell, she's still under stress during the ride to and from in the rocking boat and the transfers from each livewell. And stress ultimately is what kills fish through delayed mortality. I applaud the efforts to care for the fish, but in my train of thought, it's still reducable.

Again, Scott, believe me, this is not to stir it, but because I'm asking myself why the fish has to be brought all the way back to dry land....livewell or not.


MOMC tournament goes by weight. The other tournament went by length.

Lets stay on the topic of the report of the fish (maybe start another thread or split this one for the transportation topic). That fish is a beast. Two certifided 39 pounds on the same day is awesome.
 

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QUOTE(esoxfly @ Aug 10 2009, 01:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>This is not to stir the sh*t, or start a bash fest. I'm asking because I don't know the answer.....

You guys base standings and competition off length correct? Why can a bump board on the angler's boat not be used? The angler could keep the fish in his livewell until a judge shows up and certifies the length on the board, and the fish is released there and then and saved the transport to and from the marina, the transfers from tank to tank and so on. This fish was out of the lake for how long? I'd have to guess over an hour (maybe I'm wrong) at least, and even though she's in a great livewell, she's still under stress during the ride to and from in the rocking boat and the transfers from each livewell. And stress ultimately is what kills fish through delayed mortality. I applaud the efforts to care for the fish, but in my train of thought, it's still reducable.

Again, Scott, believe me, this is not to stir it, but because I'm asking myself why the fish has to be brought all the way back to dry land....livewell or not.


Well it sure smells like you are trying to start something. With the kind of money on the line doing a liers torny would not work. Maybe we should go back to what was done years ago and kill them all. The live tanks on board have done more for our fishery than anything done in the past. With all the big fish caught this week and weighed there should be dead fish floating all over the surface by your logic. Give us a break for pete's sake!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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yep, those "fish ThANKs" are awsome!!!! all of our fish swam away nice. 6 +30lbers to be fished again not to mention the two 39's released.

Esox, the tourney's out there had one as length and one as weight. Muksie Inc had one too... not sure their program (length or weight) that is why they get brought in.

personally I would have had to put that one on my wall! (I could have been talked into a replica pretty easy though)

rymar, did you guys fish? texted Adam with no responce.
 

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QUOTE(Junkster @ Aug 10 2009, 02:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Why is the guy wearing winter gear? It was 94 degrees yesterday.

Picture was taken on Saturday, and he was staying dry. Most anglers fished from 6am til 10pm in torrential downpours, straight thru. The camo fella you are referring to, had just registered one in at 52 11/16", and was on his way to release her - when the beast in the tank arrived at 56 1/8".

I would say, those were the only dry clothes left on his boat!
 

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QUOTE(Hooked-Up @ Aug 10 2009, 01:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well it sure smells like you are trying to start something.

Well then you'd be wrong.

Scott (Contender) sent me a nice PM explaining it at length, and that's all I was looking for. I thought tx's went by length and was wondering why it had to be brought back to land to measure it. He explained why, why they go by weight, and why measuring on the lake doesn't work. Thanks Scott.
 
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