The "Huge" Fish of Old

Ken Allen observes our tendency to think that the fish of yore — fish our grandfathers seemed to luck into with regularity — were monsters of proportion and strength. In fact, his investigation uncovers, sometimes stocked fish grow much larger than wild fish, especially in the case of Maine’s landlocked salmon. “Later, I wish we had measured and weighed both salmon with my Zebco De-Liar before releasing them, but the fights had lasted so long our immediate concern began and ended with getting the fragile salmon off the barb-less hooks.” On

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