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Old 01-30-2009, 03:37 AM
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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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Old 01-30-2009, 07:32 AM
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What a fish! Congrats

Amazing what a few regs will do to a fishery.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:16 AM
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wow, that's unbelievable
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:35 AM
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Wow this is one awesome fish. Can you imagine his excitement?
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:50 AM
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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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Old 01-30-2009, 12:10 PM
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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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With fish like that swimming around in the SoHo, I am scared to get back in the water again.....

Outstanding fish.
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:48 PM
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With fish like that swimming around in the SoHo, I am scared to get back in the water again.....

Outstanding fish.

Yeah a fish like that could easily take a mans leg and go up stream with it!

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Errr....captain we're gonna need a bigger boat..
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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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