Epeorus Ed's BIG Opening Day Brown Trout!!!

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mikevalla
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Epeorus Ed's BIG Opening Day Brown Trout!!!

Post by mikevalla » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:45 pm

This just in from our Epeorus:
-Ed was on water early this morning-- opening day of trout season in New York. It didn't surprise me one bit that Ed's first cast of the new season enticed a gargantuan 29-1/2" wild Esopus River brown trout! Congrats, Ed!

Ed rarely keeps a fish but this is a catch of his lifetime. So, he decided to have the trophy mounted. He returned home soon after netting the fish and after his wife Lois cleaned out space in the freezer he started making calls to the best taxidermists in the area. From what he told me, none could be located locally. So he called a "big fish" taxidermist specialist in Alaska. The guy up there instructed Ed how to ship the frozen fish to his shop.

The only downside, as Ed explained it to me, is the guy won't ship back the mounted fish. Too many issues with complaints with damaged fish mounts shipping from Alaska. So Ed will have to personally pick up the mounted fish in Alaska. I mentioned to Ed that that seems very expensive. Maybe I can locate a local fish taxidermist for him.

-Ed would appreciate any tips on where he should take his fish. You can either post here, or PM him with details. (Otherwise, Ed will have to cancel his planned vacation with Lois to Florida next winter, and use his funds for the trip to Alaska, instead).
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Re: Epeorus Ed's BIG Opening Day Brown Trout!!!

Post by wiFlyFisher » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:51 pm

MV, this smells like a April Fool's Day joke. I already pulled two of them today and they swallowed the hook.

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Re: Epeorus Ed's BIG Opening Day Brown Trout!!!

Post by HookI » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:08 pm

^^^ If it is got me hooked if not Ed deserves a fish of a life time good man he is .

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Re: Epeorus Ed's BIG Opening Day Brown Trout!!!

Post by Eperous » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:53 pm

mikevalla wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:45 pm
Ed would appreciate any tips on where he should take his fish. You can either post here, or PM him with details.
Yes, any tips would be GREATLY appreciated.... I fished this sunny opener with my good buddy... after I landed the monster brown, I asked my bud to hold it up for me, so I could snap a good photo...

Here's the big brown and buddy Joe....

Ch4-JB- Joe at Mother's Pool.jpg
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Thanks for all and any help....

Ed

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Re: Epeorus Ed's BIG Opening Day Brown Trout!!!

Post by squish67 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:10 pm

LMAO! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Much better than the Larry Decker picture! ;)

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Re: Epeorus Ed's BIG Opening Day Brown Trout!!!

Post by Theroe » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:56 am

HA!!
You actually had me going there, at least for a bit, anyway..........
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