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#1 lobsterman07

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:52 AM

Although I love catching any size fish on a fly rod, like most of us I am always hoping for a monster. After hoping to catch said monster for several years, I am wondering how big a monster really is these days. It has been my dream to catch a monster land locked salmon in maine (other places don't count).

So here is the question I am posing to you all- how big is the biggest landlocked salmon you have ever caught in maine? Don't say the place- just the year and the size. It seems that a lot of guys I talk to talk about catching huge salmon years ago, but its been awhile. So I am curious- can't wait to hear from everyone.

Basically, sometimes we all need confirmation that monsters still exist.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:59 AM

Ian, plenty of big Salmon still exist, we see them all summer long. I've hooked fish that looked to go 30" plus and landed fish in the 4-5 lb range. This last spring/summer a 28" fish was landed and released, probably went 6lb. So plenty of big fish in tempt us, we've been chasing them for 30 years.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:10 AM

26 inches about 5 years ago

24 inches two years ago
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:33 AM

21 inches...one last year and one the year before.

Last year I saw a "monster"...does that count for anything ? :D
Had to be close to 30" and 5 lbs.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:00 AM

27" and about six lbs. caught in 1981 on a Joe's smelt. Sebago.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:57 AM

About 6 pounds, it was the first, fattest, and most beautiful salmonid I ever caught on a fly rod.

The only bigger fish I have landed was a 40 lb catfish, although I did nearly "land" a sockeye that took me way out into my backing. (I use quotes on the word "land" because I definitely wouldn't have removed it from the water)

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:31 PM

2008 27.5" 6-1/4 lbs June western Maine

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:55 PM

5LB 3OZ 26 INCHES SEBAGO LAKE.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:56 PM

Great to hear about all these big salmon but where are the pics? Need some fish porn. :wub: :wub: :wub:
Here is my biggest LL salmon. River fish released alive in 2008. Measured at 26"........you tell me the weight. :)

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:35 PM

Steve ..7.5 lbs ?

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:58 PM

Steve ..7.5 lbs ?


Could be Ron........didn't get a chance to weigh it. Put enough stress on it for the pics. :unsure: Would have had to have for supper if I had weighed it. :(
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:23 PM

This day was one of my best on the water not only because I caught my biggest salmon to date but also about 20 more all in the 16 to 20" range. My streamer box got abused. Poor pic to show it but he went 23". Not the fattest fish but I was estatic.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:28 AM

Steve ...7.5 lbs ..thats the story and I am sticking with it :D

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:50 AM

27" and 6.5 lbs. Must admit that I caught it trolling - on a hand tied fly.

Largest while fly fishing was a 24" buck. Didnt get a weight.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:38 PM

was up to a "secret" spot in 2010 and caught this. I didn't have a scale small enough to weigh it. :rolleyes: Steve's fish could be it's grand daddy.Posted Image
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:03 AM

Thirty Two inches (apoprox. 12 lbs)...but alas :-) that was an Atlantic in Wringer Pool (on a dry Bomber, no less).

Landlocked...26" on a #16 Copper John at GLS on my Cecil Pierce boo. My Buddy netted it and it had the tail sticking WAY out of the net as he was using his regular trout net. Nice fish...didn't weight it....wouldn't have kept it even if I could have.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:08 PM

Al.......I cant believe you set the hook on his grandson. :D :D

Great pics everyone........keep 'em commin'. B) B) B)
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:07 PM

Al.......I cant believe you set the hook on his grandson. :D :D


He was almost as big as the nightcrawlers I was using :D :blink: oops :o
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:23 AM

I got a 34in atlantic by accident last year..Orland river :blink:
25.5 7lb11oz hard water (sorry)
25 in ( on vhs tape) WB about 5 years ago
Quite a few 22/23inchers over the years..WB

Your up Captain :P

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:49 PM

Steve ...7.5 lbs ..thats the story and I am sticking with it :D


Come on Ron......I wanted to hear an 8. :D :rolleyes:
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