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Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

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Belly contents of fish can brew contentions among anglers

Belly content is often discarded by a fish after it’s put in a cooler. Should it still be counted as weight of the fish? (Photo by Mike Schoonveld)

I showed up at a fish cleaning station one day just in time to hear a friendly argument between a couple of fishermen, each claiming to have caught a bigger fish than the other. They’d been fishing together and the first fish of the day was a large lake trout. Both agreed the laker was a great specimen as it was placed in the cooler.
The second fish of the day, caught by angler number two, was another substantially heavy laker, almost identical to fish number one. Or was it?

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