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Old 03-18-2009, 08:37 AM
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Default The One that got away

from a different type of fisherman... but he left his mark...

I do a lot of shallow water sight fishing and I have caught quiet a few fish that have gotten away from these winged fishermen (or at least that is what I assume got him). Many of them have fresh wounds, but this one looks like it happened a while back. This fish was 12-14". Take heart in knowing that even the birds lose a few.

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Old 03-18-2009, 10:09 AM
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Interesting Pic! Thanks for sharing!

I have always felt that following the herring roost is the best fish finder.
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:33 PM
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Default Great Blue Herons


Interesting photo for sure! I fished the SoHo Monday, and caught a brown about ten inches long. He had similar markings in the same place as your photo. They were not as deep. I could see three great blue herons working the same water I was fishing.

About two years ago, I was fishing the Cumberland River. I filmed a great blue heron on a log near the water. He was on a solid point. He dove in the water and came out with a ten inch stocker rainbow. He held the fish by the center of it's body. He carried the fish up on the bank a short distance and let it go. I think the trout was stunned. As the fish started to flop on the bank, the heron used his daggerlike bill to stab the fish. That one didn't get away.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:16 AM
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Mtn Mike a couple years ago I caught a brown in the park it was a nice fish about 16" long and its spine was exposed for about 2" and you could slide tour hemostats under it. THe fish had totally healed, I hope I can find the pic and I will post. It looks really creepy,but goes to show how hardy these fish can be.
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