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Title: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: MountainMan on Jan 10, 2014, 02:43 PM
I was looking at a guide's Facebook page today and the markings on a fish his client was holding caught my eye. After closer comparison I realized it was the same fish I caught and released two weeks prior to the guide's client catching it!!! I told the guide his client could thank me later  ;) It was released again! (moved about three miles since I released it)

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Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: Matt R. on Jan 10, 2014, 03:13 PM
So what you are implying is that "catch and release" fishing works?  ;D ;D ;D

Great work! ;D  And what a beauty of a fish!
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: outwest on Jan 10, 2014, 03:34 PM
Thats awsome. On the youtube is a channel called uncut angling and they show segments in there show about catch and relase. it's pretty awsome
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: MountainMan on Jan 10, 2014, 04:00 PM
So what you are implying is that "catch and release" fishing works?  ;D ;D ;D

Great work! ;D  And what a beauty of a fish!

Far as I know that fish could be a FISH-OF-A-LIFETIME for that guy... And I put it back for him to catch (and release again). Kind of cool.
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: cbtrtbum on Jan 10, 2014, 04:29 PM
Awesome!!
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: Hole Tender on Jan 10, 2014, 05:01 PM
Very very cool!!!
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: Houligan on Jan 10, 2014, 05:03 PM
It does work for sure.

The fact that someone else caught the same fish in that short time frame is amazing. With as many fish in the population what are the chances? Not only that, both parties having it documented and released. Great Job!

Cheers!
Houligan
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: Monarch8x8 on Jan 10, 2014, 05:05 PM
Good eye spotting that!  Super fish.  Good to see it's still swimming.  I released my biggest laker at Torrey last weekend, but it was more of an "un-intentional" release, as in my hook came flying back out at me!  An expletive laced rant echoed off the canyon walls for a while.  C&R if always great practice with these big ol' fish.  I wish we could "catch and release" our big ol' Wyoming mule deer bucks too.
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: rbmchief on Jan 10, 2014, 05:28 PM
Best post ive seen on here in a long time, Great job sir!
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: Matt R. on Jan 10, 2014, 05:44 PM
Yep that's great! ;D

I have done it on 2 occasions with catfish, (caught and released the exact same fish), Once was within 2 hours of the first catch.. now that surprised me.




And M.M. I guess your post kinda settles the debate of releasing lake trout from water deeper than 30' huh? ;D ;) ;D
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: muskyon46 on Jan 10, 2014, 07:07 PM
Very cool MM, CPR works no doubt
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: Cargo on Jan 10, 2014, 07:38 PM
That is so awesome!  :thumbsup:

I was in my boat and hooked into a fish with a little 1/8 oz jig and fought the fish for quite awhile only to have it break my line and thinking man I wish I could have at least seen the fish.  Latter that day I went back to the same spot and was fishing the same way hooked into another good fish this time I was successful in landing the fish a northern pike only to find my jig in it's mouth, I removed both hooks and let the fish swim away.  Practice Catch and Release it works.   
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: rbmchief on Jan 10, 2014, 08:12 PM
Hope you don't mind, I have a catch and release page on FB I shared this on
https://m.facebook.com/groups/359943497441769?ref=m_notif&notif_t=group_comment&__user=100002271232177
https://m.facebook.com/groups/359943497441769?ref=m_notif&notif_t=group_comment&__user=100002271232177 (https://m.facebook.com/groups/359943497441769?ref=m_notif&notif_t=group_comment&__user=100002271232177)
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: Wyoming_Ice on Jan 10, 2014, 09:13 PM
That is way cool MM . Way cool !!!    :tipup:

 Wyo Ice
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: Ouzel on Jan 11, 2014, 04:43 AM
MM, that is a good lick.

First I have seen picture evidence, have heard about it happening down there before.





Ouzel
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: Sawtooth on Jan 11, 2014, 10:13 AM
It does work for sure.

The fact that someone else caught the same fish in that short time frame is amazing.
With as many fish in the population what are the chances? Not only that, both parties having it documented and released. Great Job!

Cheers!
Houligan

Also testament to the fact that fish have a nearly zero learning curve (lucky for us).
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: anglure on Jan 11, 2014, 10:22 AM
Nice BIG Laker !  :woot: :woot:     C & R is a good way to pay it forward 4 both fish and angler !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: Chadfish on Jan 11, 2014, 11:08 AM
Cool stuff! I had a similar situation, this cut was caught by my sister on Thanksgiving, and then again by me on New Years day. Note the "w" pattern of spots above the front pectoral fin.




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Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: rbmchief on Jan 11, 2014, 12:16 PM
That's cool, I'm gonna have to start payin a little better attention to the fish I catch
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: Big Al 1 on Jan 11, 2014, 12:31 PM
I have often wonder how often something like that happens. Looks like more often than I originally imagined.
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: wyoutdoors on Jan 11, 2014, 01:13 PM
I've already shared this with a number of fishing friends at work. Pretty wild you even noticed this in another photo too! (But then again, you are an artist!)

- wyoutdoors  :tipup:
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: er-e-is on Jan 11, 2014, 05:22 PM
MM, Is that a snagger's scar on its side?
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: mikejd on Jan 11, 2014, 05:35 PM
Maybe I should head to your spot. By the looks of it that fish may be on a "Final Destination" trip. Probably a 20 yr old fish made it that long not being caught and now twice within 2 weeks you say. Well  maybe I have a shot at her then. You know if shes looking to head to the big lake in the sky. Or my wall. Thats definitely a fish of a life time.
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: fishley on Jan 12, 2014, 04:01 AM
MM, Is that a snagger's scar on its side?


YES sorry suckers ! this fish allso had an open gash on the other side! I would
Say 90% that I catch fair chase have foul hook marks from Linwood In nov!
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: DSitzman on Jan 12, 2014, 03:08 PM
Beautiful fish!!!
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: doublehaul on Jan 15, 2014, 09:41 AM
That's an awesome post. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: coldsteel on Jan 15, 2014, 09:45 AM
great post, and thats why i release big fish so there is a shot at malking someone else just as happy as i was to catch it. not to mention the breeeding benefits of releaseing thos big mature fish.. nicely done!
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: wyoutdoors on Jan 15, 2014, 10:30 AM
Imagine going over to some guy's house for a Super Bowl Party, and seeing your released Lake Trout hanging on his wall??? That'd be a kick in the teeth, wouldn't it?

- wyoutdoors  :tipup:

Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: tiny6969696 on Jan 16, 2014, 09:15 AM
I was looking at a guide's Facebook page today and the markings on a fish his client was holding caught my eye. After closer comparison I realized it was the same fish I caught and released two weeks prior to the guide's client catching it!!! I told the guide his client could thank me later  ;) It was released again! (moved about three miles since I released it)
Thats sweet
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii132/getevenz/Zach-fish-1_zpsf08f73dc.jpg)

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii132/getevenz/Zach-fish-2_zpsbe06aed3.jpg)
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: wyoute on Jan 16, 2014, 05:37 PM
Wish we could stop that snagging crap all together over there! its BS!! >:(
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: pistol307pete on Jan 17, 2014, 01:03 PM
very cool and beautiful fish. love catch and release. 
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: fishley on Jan 19, 2014, 09:31 AM
Wish we could stop that snagging crap all together over there! its BS!! >:(

 If we can get a big enough group of anglers together to hit a couple Utah rac meetings I bet we could get it done! I have been in the prosese alone so may take so time but I have sparked alot of interest!
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: fairweatherman on Jan 19, 2014, 03:11 PM
I'm with I will help do what I can just let me know what I need to do
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: wyotoach on Jan 19, 2014, 08:18 PM
Awesome post!
Title: Re: Benefit of Releasing Trophy Lake Trout Pays Off
Post by: dirtboy88 on Jan 19, 2014, 10:23 PM
Here is a link to an UNcut Angling video, as someone mentioned earlier in the thread, of these guys catching the same monster pike 2 days in a row

Good to remember for big fish, especially in waters where they can successfully reproduce.
Also, check out Uncut Angling's youtube channel, lots of big fish on there.