PB Greater Redhorse

Friday, October 16, 2015
Redhorse, Greater
Size: 
9 plus

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! 

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Eli's picture

Wicked greater

Eli

 

 

Graceclaw's picture

They are such a damn cool fish. I'm dying. Congrats on the amazing catch!

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Quillback (Check)
Musky
10#+ Flathead Catfish
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drawer.bli's picture

What a beast. Perfect specimen, too.

Magnificent! Hearty congratulations! Length? Girth? Any official state records broken with that catch?

andy's picture

That is a very beautiful fish.  Congrats!

Outdoors4life's picture

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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Hengelaar's picture

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...

Gogittem!

Fishn sure is neat

Dr Flathead's picture

Nice greater Phil!  Shes a tanker!

vanner's picture

Don't forget to mention that it was your second PB of the day!

Corey's picture

Shots like that are what will turn redhorse into a protected gamefish.

UpperMi roughangler's picture

That is a lovely fish showing classic Greater features. Looks to be in good condition too, barely a scratch on her.

Carp Chaser's picture

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"

Phil's picture

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.

andy's picture

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!

 

 

 

Divemaster's picture

Awesome! That's one of the biggest redhorse I've ever seen!

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Longnose Gar (), Grass Pickerel (), Shorthead Redhorse (X), Quillback (X), Burbot ()

Daniel's picture

I want to catch this thing so bad

how did you catch that?

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