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What a monster! I don't understand why he was able to keep the fish long enough to get a weight and photo but not wait until someone could bring certified scales? If he had no intention of keeping it, why couldn't he keep it in a livewell or tank until it could be weighed? Just wondering out loud. 

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This is not the first one of this size caught there,  they grow big and are in steelhead waters so anything over 20" is considered a steelhead and you cant keep them if they have their adipose fin and you have to have the fish tested to make sure its not the kamloop strain of trout that they plant to be eligible for the record

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That is a monster.

Reading the explanation that the fish was caught in waters that required the fish to be released, putting a fish in a live well is not releasing.

There are fish that can't be taken out of the water even for a photo op, not that people don't do it all the time but it's illegal.

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Definitely looked like C&R worked for that fish, check out his jaw! Wonder what it has been eating...Bluebasser, the odds of a trout dying in a livewell are much higher than a bass, and I assume he didn't want to take a chance with that fish. 

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They feed on kokanee

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I agree 100% that putting that fish in a livewell would probably be a death sentence, but often handling one very much is the same. It seems like rules that strict you wouldn't be able to even "possess" this fish, which when enforced to the strictest sense, includes keeping the fish long enough to be weighed and photographed. Just struck me as odd that you can keep one long enough to weigh and photograph it, but not get it officially weighed. 

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Holy cow, that thing is huge!

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