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I’m speechless right now!  Kody has come a long way over the last couple years!  He can put in couple day sessions no problem, no sleep and keep digging whether the fish are biting or not!  He’s become quite the angler and was rewarded with a fish of a life time!  Here it is 51lbs 14oz.  What a beast and he earned it! 

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Congratulations!! What an awesome fish!! Loved the video showing the release, I kept saying swim buddy swim.

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Holy Schnikes! Great fish! River or lake?

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Still catching some really nice fish low 30s and high 20s. However this really good looking mirror must have taken a round with an otter or a rather large pike. There where many claw scraps on it. I felt bad for the poor guy. 

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20 minutes ago, David Dakin said:

Still catching some really nice fish low 30s and high 20s. However this really good looking mirror must have taken a round with an otter or a rather large pike. There where many claw scraps on it. I felt bad for the poor guy. 

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Nice work!!....... Interesting on the mirror. I cant see the trauma on the fish, but to me (as a zoo veterinarian :)), this appears to be more of a skin irritation, skin infection, or a reflection of a deeper problem. The lesions are generalized. The fish is too large for an otter to handle (the large carp are run up on shore where the otters can dispatch it), and a pike would be of record size to even try. Could this be more likely of spawning trauma? I see of lot of trauma in the commons here in the spring with similar, but not as severe of skin issues.....the lack of scales would predispose the fish to this type of trauma. Is this from a lake or river?....................just some thoughts and job well done!!!........   MO

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On 5/7/2019 at 2:16 PM, clay516 said:

Kody and I went from 4 straight blanks and a 3 day session with one fish to hauling all day!  Never sat down!

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Look like river fish? Great great job!!....  MO

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26 minutes ago, (MO) MOCarper said:

Nice work!!....... Interesting on the mirror. I cant see the trauma on the fish, but to me (as a zoo veterinarian :)), this appears to be more of a skin irritation, skin infection, or a reflection of a deeper problem. The lesions are generalized. The fish is too large for an otter to handle (the large carp are run up on shore where the otters can dispatch it), and a pike would be of record size to even try. Could this be more likely of spawning trauma? I see of lot of trauma in the commons here in the spring with similar, but not as severe of skin issues.....the lack of scales would predispose the fish to this type of trauma. Is this from a lake or river?....................just some thoughts and job well done!!!........   MO

It’s a river fish for sure and the redness was all over the fish. With a couple of scratches’ and  the lack of scales I could see this being a spawn injury which is a good point. Thanks for the info. Dr. MO carper 

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3 hours ago, David Dakin said:

It’s a river fish for sure and the redness was all over the fish. With a couple of scratches’ and  the lack of scales I could see this being a spawn injury which is a good point. Thanks for the info. Dr. MO carper 

I've seen a few fish like that, and I am pretty sure this is some sort of skin infection. I wouldn't touch such fish with my bare hands, quite frankly. 

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