Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex?

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2008/10/30 19:43:42 (permalink)

Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex?

I ran across this photo on another forum.  Apperantly, this fish was caught on the Kispiox River in British Columbia, where I know big steel are often caught, but man this thing looks really freakish to me.  It is said to be 45" X 25" estimated at 37 lbs.!!!  Your thoughts?

 
Here is the link to the story: http://www.sweatywaders.com/tag/fish-camp/ 
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    avidangler
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 19:48:41 (permalink)
    Definitely a big fish but the angle hes holding it at makes it look bigger imo.  Hes got the arms out and angled toward the camera.  Big fish no matter what especially when you look at the size of the fins in comparison to his hands and how he can't get his hand around the tail.  Impressive fish!!  Love the beard too
    post edited by avidangler - 2008/10/30 19:50:25

    Born to fish, Forced to work...

    "Balls deep, or why even bother"
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:10:41 (permalink)
    Lol.

    Absolutely fake, and photoshopped. A good job, but photoshopped.

    That'd be redonklious to catch that.

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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:15:26 (permalink)
    Do some research on that river.Steelhead are that big and WILD in that river. I believe it is that big.Imagine battling a fish that size in that much water !!!!! Right on .
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:15:38 (permalink)
    Memorex.
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    Roy D. Mercer
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:23:17 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Pizzapro

    Do some research on that river.Steelhead are that big and WILD in that river. I believe it is that big.Imagine battling a fish that size in that much water !!!!! Right on .

     
    There are steel of that size taken every year out of the Skeena system, like Pro said, do some reseach and don't be so quick to label everything photoshopped. Fish is definately a pig of a lifetime.
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:26:36 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Roy D. Mercer

    ORIGINAL: Pizzapro

    Do some research on that river.Steelhead are that big and WILD in that river. I believe it is that big.Imagine battling a fish that size in that much water !!!!! Right on .


    There are steel of that size taken every year out of the Skeena system, like Pro said, do some reseach and don't be so quick to label everything photoshopped. Fish is definately a pig of a lifetime.


    Lol.

    Well, I researched it.

    This picture is photoshopped
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:29:53 (permalink)
    More steel hogs from the Kispiox...keep in mind, this is not Walnut Creek.




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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:34:09 (permalink)
    Deadbolt,
     
    How can you tell?  Not giving you a hard time--honest question.
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:34:13 (permalink)
    Hey man, sorry but you asked. I just told ya'll what I thought. ( not directed to wish )

    I'm sure there are fish that size, I'm not doubting their existence, just that picture looks photo-shopped, the white outline on it's head and part of it's back looks fake.
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:35:30 (permalink)
    It's that white line, not to mention the background looks like a painting. Maybe it's my eyes

    I'll tell you one thing.

    That beard IS NO JOKE.

    Gnarly.
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:36:11 (permalink)
    Some more:



    Believe now?

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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:38:49 (permalink)
    I agree with avidangler on this one...
     
    It's the angle he's holding it at that is making it appear HUGE!
     
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:40:22 (permalink)
    Sure, why not.

    Let me ask you then? Without sounding like an ****. If you have all these photos of these fish, and you sure it's real, why did you ask people to give their opinions.

    Again, not starting BS, just curious.


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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:40:47 (permalink)
    Its real, but the fisherman is only 4' 2" and 115 lbs

    I have the right to remain silent.....I just don't have the ability
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:40:50 (permalink)
    And also,


    sMaLl DuUd

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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:41:31 (permalink)
    WTF ARE THEY REAL
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:47:44 (permalink)
    Thats a big fish but the evidence from other pictures leads me to say that "thing" or hulk is a fish of a lifetime. I believe it was actually caught.
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:51:36 (permalink)
    ALL Photo'ed.....  All the resident experts on this site have weighed their opinion and have come to the concencess that every fish that is caught outside of the fabled holy grail of steelhead, Erie Pa. MUST be photo shopped. In fact, it was Pennslyvania's honorable, lovable, Mutt steelhead that has given life to the trash fish filled waters of British Columbia. How dare anyone insinuate that there are other fisheries that may produce something other than 4-7lb. cookie cutter steel in any catchable numbers? The audacity of some folk.
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:52:34 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Deadbolt401

    Sure, why not.

    Let me ask you then? Without sounding like an ****. If you have all these photos of these fish, and you sure it's real, why did you ask people to give their opinions.

    Again, not starting BS, just curious.




     
    I don't know for sure myself if its real or not.  Especially with all the talented photoshoppers out there these days.  However, after doing some searching on the net, it sure makes it more believable doesn't it?  It took me about ten minutes to Google those photos by the way.  I just thought it would be good conversation on a currently stale board thats all.  Not trying to start anything other than get your blood boiling for these awesome fish!

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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:53:09 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Roy D. Mercer

    ALL Photo'ed.....  All the resident experts on this site have weighed their opinion and have come to the concencess that every fish that is caught outside of the fabled holy grail of steelhead, Erie Pa. MUST be photo shopped. In fact, it was Pennslyvania's honorable, lovable, Mutt steelhead that has given life to the trash fish filled waters of British Columbia. How dare anyone insinuate that there are other fisheries that may produce something other than 4-7lb. cookie cutter steel in any catchable numbers? The audacity of some folk.



    Rough day eh?
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:54:16 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: ShutUpNFish

    ORIGINAL: Deadbolt401

    Sure, why not.

    Let me ask you then? Without sounding like an ****. If you have all these photos of these fish, and you sure it's real, why did you ask people to give their opinions.

    Again, not starting BS, just curious.





    I don't know for sure myself if its real or not.  Especially with all the talented photoshoppers out there these days.  However, after doing some searching on the net, it sure makes it more believable doesn't it?  It took me about ten minutes to Google those photos by the way.  I just thought it would be good conversation on a currently stale board thats all.  Not trying to start anything other than get your blood boiling for these awesome fish!


    Ohh yeah, I hear ya, just curious! I'd bet a thousand dollars I couldn't even get within casting distance of those things.

    I wonder if they eat j-13's or wileys
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 20:59:54 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Deadbolt401

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    ALL Photo'ed.....  All the resident experts on this site have weighed their opinion and have come to the concencess that every fish that is caught outside of the fabled holy grail of steelhead, Erie Pa. MUST be photo shopped. In fact, it was Pennslyvania's honorable, lovable, Mutt steelhead that has given life to the trash fish filled waters of British Columbia. How dare anyone insinuate that there are other fisheries that may produce something other than 4-7lb. cookie cutter steel in any catchable numbers? The audacity of some folk.

     


    Rough day eh?


     
    You bet your **** it was....  We're all entitled to em from time to time.   LOL
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 21:02:57 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Roy D. Mercer

    ORIGINAL: Deadbolt401

    ORIGINAL: Roy D. Mercer

    ALL Photo'ed.....  All the resident experts on this site have weighed their opinion and have come to the concencess that every fish that is caught outside of the fabled holy grail of steelhead, Erie Pa. MUST be photo shopped. In fact, it was Pennslyvania's honorable, lovable, Mutt steelhead that has given life to the trash fish filled waters of British Columbia. How dare anyone insinuate that there are other fisheries that may produce something other than 4-7lb. cookie cutter steel in any catchable numbers? The audacity of some folk.




    Rough day eh?



    You bet your **** it was....  We're all entitled to em from time to time.   LOL


    No problem man.

    I could only imagine your drive home tonite.
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 21:16:24 (permalink)
    Thats a big fish !!!!!!
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 21:19:40 (permalink)
    It looks real to me.  Looking at his hands they look proportional and you can see where he is squeezing the fish a bit, thats a tough detail to photoshop.  The quality of the photo is good and it leaves nothing to hide.  The rest of the photos give some more reassurance.

    Measurements may be slightly off, it definately appears bigger by the way he is holding it.  It is hard to say without knowing how big of a guy he is.  Either way it is a tremendous fish and its the kinda fish dreams are made of.
    post edited by Esox_Hunter - 2008/10/30 21:20:16
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 21:22:09 (permalink)

     



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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 21:31:26 (permalink)
    Until you've taken a trip to B.C. and talked to serious guides and anglers,it's hard to comprehend the size of some of these steelys swimming around up there. After spending two wonderful weeks there...what you see is what you get........arby
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 21:38:16 (permalink)
    Only the Infidels of Steelheading do not believe.The students of chrome know where the truth lies.Only thing that could put a smile like that on anglers face is a fish that size oops or a day fishing with PeacyMike Dream On my fellow chrome seekers and believe in the higher calling.
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    RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 21:49:47 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Deadbolt401

    It's that white line, not to mention the background looks like a painting. Maybe it's my eyes





    you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about....
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