Jul 22, 2010
Vegecation - Did Not Get Away, Had to Release :o(
Would you believe that it was one inch to big, and I had to release it (can only keep between 12" and 27", for spawning and growth purposes). The picture is of a red fish, and it was 28 inches and weighed about 10 pounds. It put up quite the fight, and I had to move it left, then right, to keep it out of the oyster beds and breaking the line. I had my fish face on (jaws clinched), and it took about 5 minutes to reel in.
Friend Kimberley caught two trout (filleted and BBQ'd that night, yum), and friend Steve caught an eight incher that had to be released.
Been a while since I have been fishing for the bigger ones, it was fun.