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    • #123980
      Spencer Meline
      Participant

      Just wondering if anyone had thoughts on Washington implementing a catch and release record system like Idaho uses. I had no idea it was a thing till recently… personally think it would be fun. Doubt the state would want to spend any extra resources a project like that though.

    • #123983
      Brian Curtis
      Keymaster

      I didn’t realize they had that program. It does seem like a good idea.

      Fun facts: I’d have to check back in my notes but I’m pretty sure I caught a sunapee trout larger than that 10″ state record. LOL. I’ve fished the lake where the record grayling was caught, but didn’t catch anything large.

    • #124062
      Spencer Meline
      Participant

      Congrats on your record fish! lol Yeah, obviously the odd’s are it will never happen but I feel like depending on where I’m at if I caught a record sized fish id just let it go. It would be so much nicer to measure and snap a photo than to haul a 5 pound fish out of the mountains.

      I was looking over the WA records wondering if Angus Kerr was Hi-Laker or Trailblazer? he has the record for westslope and had the GT record before it was broken in 2020. I thought it was interesting that one guy had two separate record’s from two lakes that are right over the ridge from each other.

    • #124209
      Art Jackson
      Participant

      Angus (Sooperfly on nwhikers.net) is not a member of either club, though several of us communicate with him via pm on that site. He also has connection with a fish biologist on that side of the mtns and has been involved in lake plants through that source.

    • #124211
      Spencer Meline
      Participant

      Art, thanks for the information. I’m going to assume you are Arthur Jackson who broke his GT record in 2020. congratulations if I’m not wrong.

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