Src Monster

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Matthew Gulbranson, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Dale Dennis Formally Double-D

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    Arlington, WA
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    As a searun fanatic of over 35 years I have yet to put a cutt of that size to hand. Congrats Matthew that is a real trophy for sure.
  2. Just.Mark Member

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    DuPont, WA
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    That's awsome, congrats
  3. Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Jordan, yes, using a two hander on the beach. Sometimes I use it as a single hand, and sometimes with both hands, just depends on the conditions or my mood. James, it's a 5wt.

    Thanks for all the replies. I'm not one to usually post a report, but this just had to be shared. I know I may very well never see another fish like this in my lifetime, but I'm happy to know they are out there! I hope this bodes well for the src populations in the future.
  4. Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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    Gig Harbor, Washington
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    Nice fish, that truly is a monster searun. I can't get over the size of the tail on that thing, awesome!
  5. jeff bandy Make my day

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    Edmonds, Wa.
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    Good thing you posted this before today. NooooooOne would believe you.

    You sure you didn't Photoshop that.;)
  6. Tool Fly Member

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    seattle, wa
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    Congrats on a real trophy! Well done.
  7. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    That's a real dandy, Matthew! Very good work being there in the right place at the right time and with the right 'tude!

    We sure as hell will be suspicious of your hero shots from now on, Jeff!:D
  8. Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Good one Jeff, but I posted it yesterday! :D
  9. Bad-Daddio Member

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    Granite Falls, WA
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    Very cool! Nice work!
  10. Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    out of state now
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  11. Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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    Western, WA
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    I've been wondering about these outsize sea-runs since I caught my big one a few years back. I wonder if these aren't cutt-bows that got the urge to go to the salt. The rainbow genetics giving them more upside growth potential, sort of a steel-bow?

    Regardless, crazy fish, glad that rod still has it's mojo workin! The Z-Axis 5110 is the best Puget Sound beach rod for SRC & rezzies in my opinion.
  12. lfpguy New Member

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    Lake Forest Park,WA
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    WOW - nice fish! I'm getting all tingly...
  13. 1morecast Active Member

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  14. Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Rheomode, Wa.
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    A fabulous fish. Think how
    beef it'll get latter this
    year. Congrats!
  15. Ryan Nathe Member

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    Seattle, WA
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    Beautiful fish, a true pig! If more SRC were in this size range I would be tempted to fish for them more often.
  16. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Congratulations, that's one for the memory bank!
  17. Bob Balder Willing to learn anything...

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    Now that, that right there, that's one hell of a fish! NIce job.
  18. SeaRun Fanatic Member

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    Northwest, WA
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    Quite a beautiful fish! Cherish it... those are the top 1%, if not the top 0.1%!
  19. Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Lost in the woods.....
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    Outstanding fish! Congrats!
  20. Steve Knapp Beach Bum

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    Maple Valley
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    Thank you for posting that. Amazing fish brother.