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Thanks fellas. It was a helluva good day.

Yeah Chief, it's the heavy metals in the smallmouth that makes them eggs so tasty. Enjoy your scrambled smallie eggs with a side of fibromyalgia and immunological, kidney and liver disorders! 10_1_119.gif

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Eric and Wheatie, I hate both of you.

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Looks like a nice trip. I had planned on putting in around Devil's Elbow this year and floating to the Gas. But I don't think it will happen. I am guessing from the pic's you guy's started on the Little Piney?????? Another float I want to do.

Wheatie, you'll never make chief of your tribe with that hat. You gotta fold up that brim some! :blush:

And that smallmouth didn't get that from tobacco. That is a direct result of C&R brownie fishing. That is why you should be a KFC (keep, fry, consume) fisherman. Especially when brownie fishing. :ninja::ninja::ninja:

Are you seriously suggesting that the genetically stunted fish was a direct result from catch and release?.........I don't think so

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argh, I hate dial up internet.

But I can get a partial look of the pics enough to know that I will have to agree with patfish, Paola Cat, and Flysmallie.

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I'm gonna have to remove you guys from my freinds list if you don't pm me to go along next time. :angry2:

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Are you seriously suggesting that the genetically stunted fish was a direct result from catch and release?.........I don't think so

Mitch, that fish wasn't stunted...it was fat and healthy as could be, just had a screwed up face. That's not to say it was for sure caused by a hook at some point...it could definitely have been a genetic mutation of some kind, or damage caused by natural predators, who knows. It didn't look like there were any old wounds though, so I would lean toward genetic. I should have gotten some more pics of it. I've never seen one quite like it before. Wheat, didn't you take a pic of it too?

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Mitch, that fish wasn't stunted...it was fat and healthy as could be, just had a screwed up face. That's not to say it was for sure caused by a hook at some point...it could definitely have been a genetic mutation of some kind, or damage caused by natural predators, who knows. It didn't look like there were any old wounds though, so I would lean toward genetic. I should have gotten some more pics of it. I've never seen one quite like it before. Wheat, didn't you take a pic of it too?

I have fished the Gasconade for over 20 years and have caught a fish like that on every third trip. The fish on the Gasconade tend to be longer, thinner, have a abnormally wider tail than fish on the Meramec. Your right that the fish wasn't stunted, I should have said genetically altered. I caught a 19" fish like that 2 years ago. But I have probably caught 15-20 fish over my lifetime that looked EXACTLY like that one; all on the Gasconade.

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