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Old 01-05-2020, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default Possible new record Laker caught this morning!

Not sure if it is but it's pretty close from what I hear! Colebrook area.
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:16 PM   #2
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Wow!!!! That is an awesome Laker


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Old 01-05-2020, 05:13 PM   #3
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Spectacular. What are the statistics? And what was (is) the record?
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Old 01-05-2020, 07:31 PM   #4
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Not sure if it is but it's pretty close from what I hear! Colebrook area.
Very cool. Fill us in when you get some details. Even if it's not a record, it still a nice fish.
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Spectacular. What are the statistics? And what was (is) the record?
It was 27.84 pounds and 40.25 ! Id say its a keeper!!

Caught in Northern part of NH
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Is it the weight of the fish that determines the record?
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Old 01-06-2020, 12:08 PM   #7
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Is it the weight of the fish that determines the record?
Yes, weight...in the event of a tie in weight it defaults to length. (I believe)
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Holy Mackerel!
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I bet that laker is over 25 years old!

Great catch!

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Any idea what tackle was used to catch that?
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Dam such a nice fish.

But according to the numbers this won't bump the old record. When it comes to record numbers (maybe someone can help) the fish actually has to weigh more than the previous record by a little bit. Even if this fish weighed 28 lbs. 9 ozs. in some states it would not be a record.

However it seems this fish would win for longest lake trout ever caught.
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Any idea what tackle was used to catch that?
From what I heard a tip up with live bait. 45 minute fight with 12 pound test line...

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From what I heard a tip up with live bait. 45 minute fight with 12 pound test line...

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And all on a #10 hook Dan! What a thrill seeing that go by the hole! At the same time what must be have thought about the beast getting off with the relatively, light tackle?? Awesome job keeping it on the line and landing it!
I have had something huge on my line 2 times in 70 years! Both times, whatever was on the line avoided even letting me catch a glimpse!
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And all on a #10 hook Dan! What a thrill seeing that go by the hole! At the same time what must be have thought about the beast getting off with the relatively, light tackle?? Awesome job keeping it on the line and landing it!
I have had something huge on my line 2 times in 70 years! Both times, whatever was on the line avoided even letting me catch a glimpse!
A #10 hook??? Wow!!! For the non fisherman out there that hook is smaller than a nickel and maybe even a dime. If this hook size isn't part of the "fish story" then I am truly impressed.
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A #10 hook??? Wow!!! For the non fisherman out there that hook is smaller than a nickel and maybe even a dime. If this hook size isn't part of the "fish story" then I am truly impressed.
That hook size is what I use on a tip up so I would have to believe it!
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That hook size is what I use on a tip up so I would have to believe it!
Same here except I only use 6lb test leader in Winni. Biggest laker I have taken out of Winni was just over 8 lbs...no comparison to that monster!!

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This is a case of, "better make sure you drill a big enough hole".
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You caught WALTER!
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Hahahaha My favorite movie
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You caught WALTER!
This big girl ATE Walter!
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Any idea what tackle was used to catch that?
Shiner, 6 feet of water
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Shiner, 6 feet of water
Wow...so much for the theory that you have to go deep with big bait to catch the big ones...
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Shiner, 6 feet of water
And you got this information where? I know it was a Redfin shiner but the depth is pretty much a secret so far...
Friend of mine know the guy who caught it and says he is being tight lipped about certain particulars.
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Film at 11:00? Would love to see the battle scenes.
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Film at 11:00? Would love to see the battle scenes.
There were 3 men involved in the landing of this giant...not sure if any one of them had a free hand to operate a camera! If there was a video it would have surfaced by now.
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