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Caught during a tournament put on by Lilly's Landing Resort. Reported at 38" long and 34.6 pounds. Caught on a 1/8oz sculpin jig and 4lb test, took over 20 minutes to land. Phil Lilly believes it's a big brown he's named "Frank", that is frequently seen on camera under the resort dock. By the sounds of it, the fish was taken care of very well and may have been released alive and well after being weighed. 

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WOW!

 

.ghoti. and I fish RIGHT THERE a couple of times a year. I will be more inspired next time!

 

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There's a memory !

That must have been one heck of a battle.

Old Frank's a TANK . . . .

:smiley:

A-Jay

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4lb test! That had to have been nerve racking! 

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Yeah that fish would have broken me off going away. Congrats to the lucky anglers 

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I saw that thing last time Kent and I were there. He had gone to get the car when a young lady at the next slip over started screaming. A huge tank of a brown was slowly finning along the surface about three feet out from the slips. I watched it for about two minutes. 

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Very nice

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On 2/24/2019 at 9:23 AM, 12poundbass said:

4lb test! That had to have been nerve racking! 

It is.  My 22 lb. brown was caught on 4# leader.

 

Amazing fish!

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That's a big one for sure.  I'd love to hook into a brown that size.  

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What a beast!  I could imagine landing that on 4lb leader.  When I was fishing a tailwater in CO last fall, I witnessed more than one guy hook into 30"+ monsters on 4x and 5x tippet and watched them break off or pull loose in pretty spectacular fashion.  incredible fish.

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On 3/1/2019 at 12:46 PM, Turkey sandwich said:

What a beast!  I could imagine landing that on 4lb leader.  When I was fishing a tailwater in CO last fall, I witnessed more than one guy hook into 30"+ monsters on 4x and 5x tippet and watched them break off or pull loose in pretty spectacular fashion.  incredible fish.

It’s kind of wild when you have to use tiny tackle to get them to bite then all of a sudden a monster bites it. Half of me thinks beef up the gear and fish for the one monster, the other half thinks fish finesse to get more bites and hope the gear holds when mr big eats it. These Missouri boys made the latter theory work but I wonder how many times a record fish has broken the 4lb leader. Confliction.......

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On 3/8/2019 at 3:41 PM, TnRiver46 said:

It’s kind of wild when you have to use tiny tackle to get them to bite then all of a sudden a monster bites it. Half of me thinks beef up the gear and fish for the one monster, the other half thinks fish finesse to get more bites and hope the gear holds when mr big eats it. These Missouri boys made the latter theory work but I wonder how many times a record fish has broken the 4lb leader. Confliction.......

I lost several BIG trout last fall in CO on 5x and 6x tippet.  The longest I kept hooked was a 28"+ brown due to a botched net job. The line touched the net, he shook his head and the 6X was was toast.  One of my best friends will never live this down, lol. I have tremendous respect for those guys landing this monster and releasing it safely. They didn't land it on 12lb test and a jerkbait or big streamer. I hate line class records because they're generally bad for fish, but this is a huge accomplishment. 

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