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This is a Laker my brother and I caught on Higgins Lake a couple years ago. We were invited to Fred Trosts annual big fish celebration on PBS. It weighed almost 25 lbs. big for an inland lake. This was like his Big Buck Night he has every year. The fish had it’s belly fin clipped off which means its been tagged by the DNR. So we turned in the head and they send you the year it was planted where on the lake, etc. Sorry I know this has nothing to do with woodworking although I hit it on the head with a fish billy cause it was flopping all over, and that was made from wood, with lead in the head. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -





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#1 posted 07-09-2007 at 06:18 AM

It looks like quite a fish. I bet it was fun to catch.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-09-2007 at 06:27 AM

Oh yea, I caught it at 100ft but it never showed on the graph. I thought I had snagged bottom. I’ve also lost over 100 lbs myself since then. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 07-09-2007 at 06:43 AM

You’re the man, Mike. Great fish!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 07-09-2007 at 06:45 AM

Thanks but you know fishing being in the right place at the right time. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 07-09-2007 at 06:55 AM

Lead-in-the-head billy club ... bet that would sell on ebay ... bet wood bobbers, duck calls and fancy wooden tackle boxes would too !! Love the photo !!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 07-09-2007 at 07:21 AM

Nice fish Mike…..and yes that is woodwork. I made my friend a bluefish billy last year after he foolishly put his hand near a flopping blue and got a nasty bite for his efforts.

Congrats on the weightloss…I just dropped 50 myself and feel almost young again.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#7 posted 07-09-2007 at 03:05 PM

Great Fish Mike. We’re LumberJocks. But we also do other things.

Congratulatuions on the fish.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 07-09-2007 at 03:38 PM

excellent. Love the “thought I snagged the bottom” feeling !!

And yes.. it’s woodworking. So where’s the pix of the “bopper”?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#9 posted 07-09-2007 at 03:48 PM

Great catch!

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#10 posted 07-09-2007 at 03:50 PM

Nice fish Mike … next time stick a toothpick in your mouth so you can say you were preppin’ a very small dowel or somethin’! j/k lol

-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

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#11 posted 07-09-2007 at 05:52 PM

wow…amazing fish tale…how did he taste?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 07-09-2007 at 05:54 PM

We got it mounted so I never did get to taste it.I like Lake Trout. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 07-10-2007 at 07:58 AM

really a nice fish – the fish billy (made of wood) is called a “Hello stick” here – also made of wood.
guess they sever the same purpose…

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#14 posted 07-11-2007 at 10:54 PM

That is an awesome catch.

Fishing for my 4 small boys is more about ”The Cast”. They are starting to get the idea of the longer the worm is in the water, the chances of catching a fish goes up.”

We are headed to Caddo Lake State Park this weekend to try and reel in the BIG ONE.

Congrats on losing the weight. That is great news.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#15 posted 07-22-2007 at 04:14 AM

Nice catch Mike, It is always nice when you take a break from woodworking and pull in a whopper like that.

-- Paul Wylie, Rogers, AR

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