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    Default Dillema

    You're miles from your car and land the fish of a lifetime in the park, 25" brown or something and you have no camera. What do you do? Keep it so you can get a pic, or throw her back?

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    No question. You set it free. It hurts but the hero would have to wait.
    Lynn

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    Release it. I don't need to prove to anyone else that I caught it, and I will always remember the experience without any sort of physical reminder.
    Fly fishing - it's cheaper than a bass boat!

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    I think as much as that sucks..(which would be alot!) No question you send it back.
    "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he'll sit in a boat and drink beer all day"- Unknown

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    Release it.

    It is a fish of a lifetime.

    Let it go so it will be just that for someone else too.

    If the fish got that big it is special, it should reproduce and make lots of babies that have a better chance to grow big, real big. Let the gene pool carry on.
    To Fish or not to Fish? That's a stupid question.

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    I'd turn her back, mark the spot and come back later with a camera. Fish that size usually occupy a prime lie, and they don't move far. However if you wanted to mount the fish or eat it I wouldn't have a problem with that. A fish that size may not have long to live anyway. They could be spawned out or not make it to the spawning season. Fish that size are also cannibals. They will eat every other fish that they can catch.
    "Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
    Salvador Dali

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    Release it and would not think twice....
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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    Release , you will always remember it

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    CatchFotoRelease (CFR), take measurement's, HAVE A FIBERGLASS MOUNT MADE WHICH WILL LAST LONGER, let the Monarch die naturally in it's habitat.

    Grumpy

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    Let it go. There'll be others. Maybe in several years you will catch its offspring.... Or your offspring will catch its offspring. Perpetual Circle of Life.

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