This is the type of fishing I am forced to endure. This is a 3lb westslope cutthroat trout. It was only a 7 mile hike to get to the lake. Best of all this was work for me. I have a rough job. The measuring board in the second photo has a 12 inch tape in it. (for scale)
And now for something completely different. This is my 35lb first cast no releasing allowed
2005 MT yellowstone river paddle fish. If I look ticked off, I am. I drove for 7 hours and made one cast. The worst part was while I was rigging up I saw a 72#,64#, and a 61lber caught right in front of me. Then I cast wamo a dinker.