Big Hole Gives Up Very Big Fish

The Big Hole river is known for exceptionally large fish, and the stories on trout sizes there are sometimes hard to believe. This one though, appears to be the real deal. Our friend and colleague Ben Romans sent me this article from The Montana Standard last night. The fish was caught on a five weight and measured 35 inches in length and weighed...

...slightly over 20 pounds. As Ben asked in his email, "Would you keep it? Mount it? Eat it?" Or my personal favorite, "Perform witchcraft with it?" I'm pretty sure I'd let the beast go and spread his DNA all over that river. Snap a couple of pics, take some measurements and let him live to perhaps eat another fly. What would you do?

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