Re: Vid: Big Laker Through Ice (& Released)
That was interesting. Thanks for posting it, Hop. I agree, that fish looks to be in the 30 lb range.
Those guys had that fish out of the water waaaay too long, but they did practice good technique in the release, holding the fish by the tail until it had regained its equilibrium and strength before letting it go. As exhausted as it was, if they had just dumped it into the hole it would likely have gone belly up, sunk to the bottom, and died.
"About the only thing more secretive than a mackinaw is a mackinaw fisherman...." - Rocky Mtn News 11-4-08