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> Summer Lake Trout Smackdown, We hammered some big ones!!
Matthew_Mazereeuw
Posted: Jul 31, 2019 - 07:08 am


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Hey all! I finally got the hang of fishing simcoe for some summer lakers, and needless to say, the lake didnt disappoint. Enjoy the video!

[YOUTUBE]https://youtu.be/M3Skb2RXJEU[/YOUTUBE]

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Posted: Jul 31, 2019 - 08:07 am


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I personally loved the video but I think you’re going to take a little flack on the weight guesses of your fish.

I was shocked the first time I ever weighed a laker as they look much bigger than what they weigh in at. I have learned over time to be better at estimates on them but when I do get a tank and do weigh it I am still usually over estimating a lb or so. Get a cradle and weigh a couple so you can gauge weights better. 👍🏻

Again as for the video keep them coming as it was entertaining.

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ilyukha
Posted: Jul 31, 2019 - 08:52 am


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Nice video and nice fish! Congrats!
There are definitely some big ones out there.
Now you probably want to get a bigger landing net.

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Matthew_Mazereeuw
Posted: Jul 31, 2019 - 08:41 pm


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QUOTE (Disco @ Jul 31, 2019 - 08:07 am)
I personally loved the video but I think you’re going to take a little flack on the weight guesses of your fish.

I was shocked the first time I ever weighed a laker as they look much bigger than what they weigh in at. I have learned over time to be better at estimates on them but when I do get a tank and do weigh it I am still usually over estimating a lb or so. Get a cradle and weigh a couple so you can gauge weights better. 👍🏻

Again as for the video keep them coming as it was entertaining.

Thanks Disco! I think the weights were reasonable, people will always underestimate the weight of the fish, but I understand your point, once they reach a certain size, guessing the weight can be tricky! Thanks for the support, it's much appreciated

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Posted: Jul 31, 2019 - 08:42 pm


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QUOTE (ilyukha @ Jul 31, 2019 - 08:52 am)
Nice video and nice fish! Congrats!
There are definitely some big ones out there.
Now you probably want to get a bigger landing net.

ilyukha... right after I filmed this I went and bought a bigger net LOL it helps so much!

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Arie
Posted: Aug 18, 2019 - 06:53 am


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Amazing video. What kind of boat you got. You mention in the video 14' what is the make.
Thanks

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Posted: Aug 18, 2019 - 11:24 am


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Great video. Fresh water sharks!

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Matthew_Mazereeuw
Posted: Aug 19, 2019 - 09:46 pm


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QUOTE (Arie @ Aug 18, 2019 - 06:53 am)
Amazing video. What kind of boat you got. You mention in the video 14' what is the make.
Thanks

Hey Arie,
It's a 2017 Mirrocraft outfitter 145 SC!

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Matthew_Mazereeuw
Posted: Aug 19, 2019 - 09:46 pm


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QUOTE (Steve_Guelph @ Aug 18, 2019 - 11:24 am)
Great video. Fresh water sharks!

Thanks Steve! and they really are! especially given they're the apex predator in simcoe

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Posted: Aug 19, 2019 - 11:00 pm


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Great vid. I find with mid/late summer lakers you need to get them unbuttoned and back down quick. Don't leave them in the net to 'revive', that 70+ degree water isn't doing anything for them.

Also, definitely time for a proper scale. You can easily weigh them in the net.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2019 - 09:53 pm


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QUOTE (BillM @ Aug 19, 2019 - 11:00 pm)
Great vid. I find with mid/late summer lakers you need to get them unbuttoned and back down quick. Don't leave them in the net to 'revive', that 70+ degree water isn't doing anything for them.

Also, definitely time for a proper scale. You can easily weigh them in the net.

Hey BillM

Thanks for the comment, I find that the issue isnt that the water is too hot, but that when coming from the deep, they have too much pressure in their air bladder. Wit that being said, im sure the warm water shocks them abit. it'd be interesting to have someone with some sort of legitimate research/degree chime in on this.

I have a "proper scale" and to be honest I was thinking of buying a cradle but next time im out i might just have to try that! thanks for the idea

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Posted: Aug 23, 2019 - 10:17 pm


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I don't bring big fish into the boat unless I've seen them burb (You'll see a bunch of air bubbles coming up). Bigger fish usually don't have this issue, I find it's the smaller ones that do. If I know I've got a small fish on I'll get it up quick, and push the air out of it with my hands and get it back in the water.

Cradle would be a good idea, I use a fullsize Frabil muskie net for lakers so I can just leave them in the water even while still in the net. Just makes things easier.

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Posted: Aug 31, 2019 - 12:57 pm


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Here's some flack.....to me that 1st one looks about three and a half ...if I was being nice I'd say 4.....Not sure that you cracked ten on any of them.....
Now after I've been a prick I'll say ...Great fish and day for both.

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Matthew_Mazereeuw
Posted: Sep 09, 2019 - 01:32 pm


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QUOTE (Andy14 @ Aug 31, 2019 - 12:57 pm)
Here's some flack.....to me that 1st one looks about three and a half ...if I was being nice I'd say 4.....Not sure that you cracked ten on any of them.....
Now after I've been a prick I'll say ...Great fish and day for both.

Thanks for the comment, to each their own. ive been fishing for a long time and usually have my weights pretty accurate. But regardless, thanks LOL

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Posted: Sep 20, 2019 - 08:47 am


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Who really cares what the fish weighs, if its not a tournament there is no point in stressing the fish more to get a weight.

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