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    Default 43 inch brown on 5x in South Holston

    I apologize if this has already been posted here and I somehow missed it. It was taken by Travis France on December 24th, and released. 5x tippet, and without a net. Travis says he also hooked and lost a male nearly the same size close by that day. This fish looks like it could be about 25 or 30 pounds to me.


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    What a fish! Congrats

    Amazing what a few regs will do to a fishery.
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    wow, that's unbelievable

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    Wow this is one awesome fish. Can you imagine his excitement?
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    I have seen this pic on a cell phone. This one is much clearer. I heard the tape measure formula came to around 35lbs.

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    Man ole man... I don't think I would sleep for a week if caught something like that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snaildarter View Post
    Travis says he also hooked and lost a male nearly the same size close by that day.
    Gentlemen this is where you study the background setting real hard and find that spot in the river

    That almost looks TOO big... I enjoy my 16-18 inchers, haven't caught anything bigger (that I know of).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Worrgamesguy View Post
    Gentlemen this is where you study the background setting real hard and find that spot in the river

    That almost looks TOO big... I enjoy my 16-18 inchers, haven't caught anything bigger (that I know of).
    I already know where that is at, but that doesn't mean I can catch one.

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    I bet you could... You've caught much larger fish than I have at least.
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    Wow what a fish! Glad to hear about the release.

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