Monster Fish are a Fitting Tribute
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A great narrative by Jim Case regarding the 2 largest fish both he and his son-in-law Kevin ever caught.
July 23rd, 2015 was the luckiest and happiest fishing day of my life.
Fishing out of Plummer's Trophy lodge, with my son-in-law Kevin and guide Robin Stewart, we landed this grand one using a T-60 chartreuse-tiger- striped flatfish.
The fish gave an excellent battle taking line whenever he chose, but after 10 or 15 minutes we were able to net him. He was estimated at 65 lbs., but his girth of 36 inches and length of 46 (according to Plummer's charts) put him at 74.5 lbs.
Certainly the largest Lake Trout I'll ever catch: truly, the fish of a lifetime!!
Thanks to Chummy and all the folks down the line who helped make my dreams come true!!
And while Jim certainly had a week to remember, his son-in-law Kevin Marshall, was not about to let his father-in-law steal the entire spotlight, and caught the biggest fish of his life as well – a 43-pound Lake Trout!
It was caught during the last hour of their last day, a couple miles to the west of the airport reef, where according to guide Robin Stewart, was NOT an area known to produce large Lakers.
What made this catch particularly poignant was that Kevin was wearing his son Dan’s cap, who sadly had passed away last year.
He wore it as a tribute to his son, thinking that it just might bring him some luck – which it most certainly did.
PS – Jim also caught a 42 pounder, and Kevin landed a 25 earlier in the week.