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

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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 22:10:05 (permalink)
There is no doubt that fish that big are taken there but that pic does look fake to me.

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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 22:38:19 (permalink)
I notice they eat the dreaded Barney fly (purple wooly buggers).  Hey, mayber our Erie steelhead have some Kispiox in them!  ;-)
 
I sure love the pics of steelhead when they develop those deep, deep reds.  Saw one on the stream the other day like that but all he was interested in doing was chasing other steelhead, not a fly!
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/30 22:58:14 (permalink)
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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....


Yeah, was waiting on some asinine, ignorant comment from you.

Please enlighten me O wonderful and knowledgeable Superfisherman/photographer.


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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 00:10:05 (permalink)
Personally I think that in reality the guy is actually a leprechaun, and the fish has been photoshopped into a picture where he was actually holding Lucky Charms.

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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 01:02:52 (permalink)
I do a lot of real, deal pro photo editing and it looks legit to me. The only thing that looks fishy to me is the sharpness of the edge of his jacket but if the pic was taken with a quality SLR you could get a photo with clean edges and the depth of field that the photo has. There's some splotches on the lower half of the fish but I can't see anything repetitive that looks like a p-shop cloning stamp. Nothing looks stretched. What can I say I'll forever be jealous! BTW, I think the AK state record is around 40lbs.
post edited by steelstalker - 2008/10/31 01:04:14
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 01:06:00 (permalink)
I think I actually know one of the guys in the pics that ShutUpNFish posted.
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 07:25:48 (permalink)
FAKE, I would say so at least, look at how straight his right arm is. thats a very heavy fish to be holding straight out in front of you. not taking anything away from anyone, and i know they get huge there.  just that in a pictures, if you get that funny feeling about it not looking exactly right, then it is probably wrong.
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 07:40:03 (permalink)
I was just about to post what Tippecanoe did. Other than the picture looking not quite right, you dont just hold a fish of the size in that manner either. Maybe they are that big but something seems wrong in that particular picture to me.
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 07:42:05 (permalink)
I'm going to agree that it does look like it could be photoshoped, that white hazy line around its head and before the dorsal fin are signs that it was pasted in or that the size of it was expanded.  Someone could easily argue that is a thin strip of glare on the back side of the fish though.

Either way there are fish that big so however you want to look at it, good job catching a massive fish, or good job photoshoping it.
post edited by JMZ82 - 2008/10/31 07:44:34
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 08:05:50 (permalink)

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Lol.

Well, I researched it.

This picture is photoshopped



i'll ignore you attempts on personal attacks...

where's the research???
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 08:11:40 (permalink)
I like how you dont see a soul for miles.... my kind of fishing
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 08:22:27 (permalink)
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Lol.

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

That'd be redonklious to catch that.



Are These Fake too? Too many "knowitalls" in this bunch for me......

post edited by 18andlife - 2008/10/31 08:32:52
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 08:37:18 (permalink)
well...
that about ends that

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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 08:41:18 (permalink)
ill be a monkeys uncle. for being a 112 lber, he has a mighty strong right arm.  i was appearantly way off!
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 09:41:55 (permalink)
18andlife - Not sure if that was partially pointed toward me or not,  I think everyone here was more less posting a opinion (with the exception of one or two) rather than claiming to know it all or know for sure.  Where are you guys finding these pictures, no doubt the first post and your first picture are the same guy but it looks like different fish (I'm not saying they are, just how it looks).
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 10:06:34 (permalink)
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18andlife - Not sure if that was partially pointed toward me or not,  I think everyone here was more less posting a opinion (with the exception of one or two) rather than claiming to know it all or know for sure.  Where are you guys finding these pictures, no doubt the first post and your first picture are the same guy but it looks like different fish (I'm not saying they are, just how it looks).


It just seems like people on this board fish walnut creek one time and they are suddenly an expert on steelhead. Steelhead DO get bigger than the PA mutt fish that people can catch 30-40 of on any given weekend. 30+ lb steelhead in the Skeena River system have never been uncommon and are taken yearly. These are Real, Wild steelhead that migrate to the salt and return the the river to spawn (if they get past nets at the mouth of the river). I just dont understand why instead of saying "wow, Id love to get a chance at a fish like that", people of this board are the first to say "Fake". Why? Because it wasnt you who caught it? Selfish to say the least....
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 10:14:06 (permalink)
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 10:23:29 (permalink)
One of the things that is interesting is to think of how much times have changed.  It wasn't too long ago that a picture was viewed as "hard evidence"; a reliable reflection of reality that could be trusted.  Now we look at a picture and our first impulse is often to distrust it. 
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 10:31:14 (permalink)
Looks good to me.  That fish is a beast.  Where's that from?  Cascade?
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 10:33:45 (permalink)
I can't speak for everyone, but I know there are steelhead out there like that and would love to catch them.  I do admit when I see something like this or similar I do tend to analyze the picture,  any one ever see the picture of the person holding the massive cat that looks like it weighs 75 pounds? You can't blame people for being sceptical (there is a differance between shooting it down completly and being sceptical) as we have all been tricked before, I can say though after the last few postings its undoubtly a real picture. 
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 10:34:30 (permalink)
Kispiox river, British Columbia. 
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 10:35:02 (permalink)
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...no doubt the first post and your first picture are the same guy but it looks like different fish (I'm not saying they are, just how it looks).

 
look at...
where the jacket is unzipped to
fold in his left collar
his right breast pocket at the word "simms" and how the flap is shut
the velcro position of his left cuff
the direction of shadows in both shots match also
 
not saying that all this makes it so.... but it sure doesn't hurt
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 10:38:53 (permalink)
fellas.
 
The steelhead is absolutely reel.  The record is 42 pounds out there.  Remember, they do not grow up in a 200 foot deep lake.  We're talking the Pacific duuds.  A fella on this site fishes the Kalamath and regularly catches 20-25 pound fish.

My reports and advice are for everyone to enjoy, not just the paying customers.
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 10:49:29 (permalink)


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...no doubt the first post and your first picture are the same guy but it looks like different fish (I'm not saying they are, just how it looks).


look at...
where the jacket is unzipped to
fold in his left collar
his right breast pocket at the word "simms" and how the flap is shut
the velcro position of his left cuff
the direction of shadows in both shots match also

not saying that all this makes it so.... but it sure doesn't hurt


Yeah, I'm pretty much convinced without a doubt, the article you had put it to sleep.

Remember, they do not grow up in a 200 foot deep lake


Arn't they running out of the Pacific?
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 10:49:44 (permalink)
These fish roam the pacific eating anything they can and not just what presents itself in a lake. Also keep in mind the fish run sometimes 100s of miles of river to get to spawning grounds, fishing on many rivers is strict C&R, you can go miles without seeing another person fishing, ect. I could pretty safely say many of these fish will never see a hook in their lives and are more likely to encounter a grizzly trying to eat them than an angler trying to catch them

I know the Alaska record steelie is 42lbs and change and if I'm notmistaken the BC record is slightly higher
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 10:50:21 (permalink)
And worse yet I think that unethical bastard chummed it.
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 11:13:53 (permalink)
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Lol.

Well, I researched it.

This picture is photoshopped



i'll ignore you attempts on personal attacks...

where's the research???


Good!






It just seems like people on this board fish walnut creek one time and they are suddenly an expert on steelhead. Steelhead DO get bigger than the PA mutt fish that people can catch 30-40 of on any given weekend. 30+ lb steelhead in the Skeena River system have never been uncommon and are taken yearly. These are Real, Wild steelhead that migrate to the salt and return the the river to spawn (if they get past nets at the mouth of the river). I just dont understand why instead of saying "wow, Id love to get a chance at a fish like that", people of this board are the first to say "Fake". Why? Because it wasnt you who caught it? Selfish to say the least....




18, Again. I'm sorry man but I was asked my opinion on the picture.

I never said I was mad I didn't catch it. I wasn't being selfish in the least bit. My original post was directed at the original picture. All these new photo's, sure it's real. I believe it now. But don't talk down to me like I'm an idiot of some sort. All I did was voice my opinion on the picture, like was requested by SUAF.

And I catch NOWHERE near 30-40 fish a weekend.



Maybe too many people are looking for the bad on these boards, rather than just reading posts. I've been guilty of this myself on some occasions.
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 11:32:50 (permalink)

I wonder if they eat j-13's or wileys
 


I bet the eat whatever they flippijng want, I wouldn't want to skinnydip in there if you know what I mean !
 
post edited by JEB - 2008/10/31 11:36:21
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 11:56:32 (permalink)
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I wonder if they eat j-13's or wileys



I bet the eat whatever they flippijng want, I wouldn't want to skinnydip in there if you know what I mean !



Lol, I know man. Doesn't it say somewhere in one of the articles they eat huge streamers?
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RE: Big Steelhead...Is it real or is it Memorex? 2008/10/31 12:02:09 (permalink)
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Lol.

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

That'd be redonklious to catch that.




i believe you are right

the lighting on the fish does not even closely compare to the background light

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