ok, maybe i should read everything instead of just looking at the fish. That is the great fisherman in you. I caught 4 muskies last year.49 1/2, 48, 38 and a 32 and let them all go. I want a 50+ or better for my wall
My question is, if that is blood on its side and it was bleeding from the gills, should he have kept it b/c it wasn't going to make it. Its hard to tell from a picture though whether that's blood from the gills, from where the hooks were in its mouth, or something else.
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954