Pulled like a freight train even after his spring spawn was complete. He was a fighter, look at those battle/breeding wounds. Caught him (after a friend cast 3 times with his conventional gear to the hole) on my first cast with the fly.
Hooked two fish of this caliber in the same hole. Had one on for a few second that LLR and figured I blew the hole, but then landed this one. Caught a similar sized fish here last year, that was equally skinny, but spot pattern comparison showed it to be a different fish (maybe the first one I had on.