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Old 02-23-2008, 09:56 AM   #1
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Another (true) fish story.

In 1970, near the shoreline of Bell Island Alaska, eight year old David White caught the world's largest steelhead, a record that stands unbeaten to this day. "We were fishing from an inflatable dinghy," White recalled, "when I thought I had hooked the bottom" The bottom turned out to be a colossal steelhead. After an exhaustive fight, the fish was netted. The fish, weighing 42 pounds 2 ounces, was so large that young White could barely carry it to the scale. More than thirty five years later, no steelhaed caught anywhere in the world has even come close!!

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Old 02-23-2008, 09:58 AM   #2
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Thats a Rainbow.
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:59 AM   #3
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I've heard the steelhead story before, but isn't that picture from an STS article a couple months ago about some lake in Canada?
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:00 AM   #4
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Thats a Rainbow.
The picture is a rainbow but the story told by Dave is true. The story I read says that they went into port showing off there large Chinook only to have a fish checker inform them that they had a very large Steelhead. Grant
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:03 AM   #5
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:05 AM   #6
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Well a rainbow yes, natural NO! Triploid trout never mature too spawn cause they are sterile so they get HUGE!!

Interestingly enough the AK world record rainbow that this fish broke the record for was a steelhead caught out of Ketchikan, AK. This fish too was steril, w/ one eye, but or wild origin.

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Old 02-23-2008, 12:16 PM   #7
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Guess I was clicking to fast when I googled it....but its still true!

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Old 02-23-2008, 08:02 PM   #8
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I thought you were going to tell about a fish of yours..
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:19 PM   #9
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Another (true) fish story.

More than thirty five years later, no steelhaed caught anywhere in the world has even come close!!

I try as hard as I can every year.
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:49 PM   #10
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I keep trying to Beat that one

But i have only caught one steelhead in the salt. There is a bunch of 12 to 20 # ers in the creeks up here so i think its just a mater of time before I get a 45 #er
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:08 AM   #11
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For the record hatchery personnel on the Babine river have witnessed numerous fish caught in the fish fence that were pushing 50 pounds.

One of these fish was sporting a 50/50 BC steel spoon, just ask the ZOG .

As for sport caught, also been numerous fish caught in the skeena drainage that were simply released by anglers that were easily as large as the Alaska fish, they were simply recorded on film and released to do their thing, the way it should be.

World records are a goofy thing, the experiences are unforgettable.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:32 AM   #12
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this fish was caught on a cut plug herring and they thought it was a king until it was sent too the taxidermist.
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:41 PM   #13
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