Your Fish of the Year

STONEMAN

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Lots of great fish and fishing in 2021. Best fish pic is from a awesome sail trip in the BVI. But best fish was on Sandy Creek of Lake Ontario. 18E56A4B F73B 46EE 95C1 F78728FE9ECE F959465E 2FAD 4FA1 B96E 1E349B30EE70
 

greenlander

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It's not every year you land one of these, so this is definitely it for me:
 

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DEPete53

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Not a chart-busting fish, but likely the "fish of the stream". For that reason, this fish is my most memorable of the year. I generally don't catch large fish (>20") due to the waters I fish, so I have to utilize other criteria to separate the more memorable ones from the others. This guy came from a small red sandstone freestoner.

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wg - I fished that hole in the late fall when the water was higher and only saw a couple of smaller fish there. I never would have guessed there was one that big there! I went there today to see what the stream looks like now and thought maybe I might have a chance to wet a line. Nope. The ice formations were absolutely incredible! Here is a photo of that hole and a couple of the ice.
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DEPete53

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Sorry I neglected to post my fish of the year. I didn’t catch many quality fish last year but this one is mine for the year for the same reason as wgmiller. I don’t have a picture but it was a 10” wild brown from the stream section Swattie mentioned above. I knew that was one of the best places on the stream for a fish to hold but never had any luck finding one.
 

wgmiller

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wg - I fished that hole in the late fall when the water was higher and only saw a couple of smaller fish there. I never would have guessed there was one that big there! I went there today to see what the stream looks like now and thought maybe I might have a chance to wet a line. Nope. The ice formations were absolutely incredible! Here is a photo of that hole and a couple of the ice.
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Darn freestoners! ☺️ I'm sure he's tucked in there with his metabolism shifted to "low gear" for the next month or two. Spring can't come soon enough!
 
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