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Old 06-07-2007, 09:34 AM
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:06 AM
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Holy Ocean Liners Batman, that thing is friggin huge. Sickly huge.
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:24 AM
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That is awesome. That thing looks like a whale. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:31 AM
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Wow... Thats more than a pan fry... That is monsterous... That thing blows my mind..!
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:40 AM
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That thing looks like an alien fish..

Jabba the trout..
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:50 AM
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WOW!!
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:03 AM
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That thing is almost as big around as it is long!!! That would have been nice on the fly.
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:22 AM
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OMG. That's an amazing bow. Kudos to them boys. Its' twice as big around as my best bow!! LOL. Hopefully a new record.
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:49 AM
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These kids had a story in the Nov/Dec issue of the Western Sportsman (hopefully I can say that) They had a 28.45, 33.3 pounder then, what a huge fish thanks for the photo's.
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:07 PM
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probably tastes like mud, throw her back


holy huge
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:12 PM
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Triplods?
Must be. Or am I wrong?
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:19 PM
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Don't mean to hijack thread but what is a triplod?
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:04 PM
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Don't mean to hijack thread but what is a triplod?
They do something to the eggs at the hatchery so that instead of 2 chromosomes, the fish have 3. This makes them sterile, and instead of putting energy into reproductive structures/hormones/behaviors, the fish direct that energy into growth.

read more here http://www.gofishbc.com/maxperformance.htm
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:53 PM
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hey were is chef, I'm ready for him to come out left field and call this a fake, haha.
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:48 PM
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Thoose are some damn big fish.
Does anyone know more on them?
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:01 PM
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Whaaat? Holy Moly! No 'Photo Shop' there. What a monster! Good on ya boys.

Does anyone know what the current world record is (I have a feeling it has just been SHATTERED!)?

However, if the chromosome thing proves accurate, will that record have a 'Barry Bonds astricx' beside it??

Nice bow though.

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Old 06-07-2007, 11:15 PM
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Guys on the BC fishing board are saying there's been a few 50+ lbers from interior BC, but no proof... I'd like to know what the official proved record is too.

I think this fish is so big because of all the poos from myself and every other southern albertan which eventually end up in Dief
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:08 AM
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Sal, I'm such a freakin' cynic by times, but that fish looks like something you'd see in the WWF! Just doesn't look natural, more like 'Blinkey' from the Simpsons! IMHO

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Old 06-08-2007, 12:27 PM
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The fish are triploids. Many are escapees from the fish farm in the area. I believe the old rainbow record was around 42lb, a steelhead
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:37 PM
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Triploid or not, what a smasher.
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Old 06-08-2007, 02:18 PM
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Here's a few more facts:

Weight 43.6 pounds
Length 38.5 inches
Girth 34 inches
Old record - 42.3 pounds, Alaska, 1970
Caught from shore on a Mepps cyclops spoon.

The "fishing geeks" as they are known say they have caught and released 200 rainbows over 20 pounds and 12 over 30 pounds during the last two years.
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Old 06-08-2007, 03:02 PM
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I may have to order some of these for my pond next spring.
I see they are only $0.20 more than regular RB trout. Same price as Brookies.
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:13 PM
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All good stuff, but what about the world record? If it is a genetically altered triploid, will it count? Or will it count with a '*'?

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Old 06-08-2007, 07:26 PM
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As you may have seen, I started a post about this fish before I seen this one.
A guy I work with told me about it. His Brother fishes there all the time. He told be that there are some HUGE BOWS in there, but I didnt believe him. Well now I guess I look like the JackA**.

Man that thing is massive. I think I am going to make a trip this summer.
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:43 PM
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Here's what the "fishing geeks" said on another forum.

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To answer some of your questions about steelhead and triploid and world record status. I already talked to the world record coordinator about our fishing and the possibility of being triploid rainbow and she told me their will be no changes to the rules, Every rainbow in igfa books is either a steelhead or most likely triploid. So yes this will 99.9% become the new all tackle World record and the largest rainbow ever recorded caught by and angler from line.
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:16 PM
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Good for them and congrats on the fish, but I for one am NOT comfortable with a genetically altered fish being the new WORLD Record without at least a footnote. Nothing against the fishermen or the fish.

A giant freak of nature is one thing.....a man-made giant freak of nature is another. IMHO

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Old 06-10-2007, 03:27 PM
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Can someone explian to me what the differance with steelheads and regular rainbows are.
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Old 06-10-2007, 03:37 PM
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I always thought the only difference is that steelhead are sea run fish, and rainbows are the landlocked brothers???? But not a coastal raised guy and dont really know myself. So really good question. Now im curious too.

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Old 06-10-2007, 07:44 PM
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wow i wish!!!!
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Anyone know if this was caught in the reservoir or at the bottom of the spillway? heard it's called "monster alley"
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