Death of the Skunk steelhead

 


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    Death of the Skunk steelhead



    This is the steelhead I caught swinging a spawning purple 9/26/04 above Horseshoe Bend on the Klickitat. The first guide on this rod is 22.5" from the butt, so this fish was about 23.8". 12 to 13 lb according to the fish weight calculators. Not a great picture but I wanted to get him unhooked and on his way.



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    1. Paul Huffman

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    Paul Huffman

    Lagging economic indicator
    And you know when a SA system 2 gets a dunking like this: no drag for the next half hour.
    #1 10-14-04 4:19am

    Nailknot
    That's an 8lb fish, I'd say 27 inches. Great fish either way. 12lb 23"er would be a football!
    #2 10-14-04 6:40am

    TomB
    if that fish is 23.8, then i bet it is much closer to 4-5 pounds than to 12-13. If you meant to say 33.8, well then I could see that beeing true. The last 30 incher (thick winter fish) i caught was 11-12 pounds. Nice fish though.
    #3 10-14-04 2:57pm

    Paul Huffman

    Lagging economic indicator
    How'd I get this so screwed up? The first guide is 32.25" from the butt so I determined that this fish is 34.5" long.
    #4 10-14-04 3:44pm


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