Looking back at this again, I think my earlier post may have been misplaced. I had presumed that Rick hooked this whitefish by mistake while throwing some masive tube fly for those disgustingly large brown trout he likes to show off. I was being glib with the bait comment.
Now I am not sure. Looking at the snell on the hook, it appears he may actually be bait fishing. Is the whitefish really being used as bait for something? If so, I want to see the pictures of what was ate it.