What a treat to hold the biggest redhorse of my life. Even a bigger thrill when I first saw that thing come up to the surface of the water, it's been a while since a fish had my knees shaking!
They are such a damn cool fish. I'm dying. Congrats on the amazing catch!
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What a beast. Perfect specimen, too.
Magnificent! Hearty congratulations! Length? Girth? Any official state records broken with that catch?
That is a very beautiful fish. Congrats!
Good to see you out chasing fishies still!
You have been chasing those greaters for a long time and a PB is a big deal.
It is all perspective!
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What a beautiful fish, Phil. And look at the fall colors, too.
Just a fantastic specimen. I knew there were tanks in there. I bet there might even be some tankier tanks than that...
Fishn sure is neat
Nice greater Phil! Shes a tanker!
Don't forget to mention that it was your second PB of the day!
Shots like that are what will turn redhorse into a protected gamefish.
That is a lovely fish showing classic Greater features. Looks to be in good condition too, barely a scratch on her.
Guys I'm kind of bummed, thought we got a measurement at the time... but I guess we failed to do that with all the excitement. That is one long fish, even for it's weight. Heck of a day, Phil also caught a 7 lb. 15 oz. specimen.
"There's always a bigger fish"
Thanks guys, I wish everyone could have been there to see that fish in person - and to Corey's point I wish those who need need to acquire more appreciation could have been there to experience a true gem of nature and an incredible angling experience.
Phil, I hereby grant you the Golden Fish Award for this awesome catch. It shows up on your bio page and links to the notable catch entry. Congrats again!
Awesome! That's one of the biggest redhorse I've ever seen!
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I want to catch this thing so bad
how did you catch that?
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