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Cant take them with me. moving into a 5th wheel for a year or so. Need to go to a good home...
 

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Man, If I had extra cash I would buy them from you, and then sell them back to you when you're back in the house.
Something like that should be kept in the family and passed down to the young ones.
 

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Guys, you got to remember that I let a 17.48 go and also let a 16 pounder loose and many more over 10 lbs. These fish were caught in the mid 90,s when canyon was off the hook for big fish !! American bassman I appreciate the thought but these used to be my pride and joy until I caught 3 bigger. More pride in releasing them than mounting them. Besides rumour has it that fork has a world record with my name on it!!!! Ron
 

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No because he took it from the lake alive had it weighed and brought it back to the lake and released it. Game and fish voided it saying he broke the law!!!!!!!!!!!

So the moral of the story is you got to kill the fish before it can be a record!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Kudos for doing that but at that stage of it's life isn't it pretty much done unless algae is viagra or something
 

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I do not hold the official state record, but in my heart I knew I did the right thing. Pretty Ironic though that a year or so after that episode, Az game and fish gave the record to some guy in parker for catching the largest catfish in the state. He also transported it to the post office after keeping it alive in his bathtub for a couple of days. I guess he killed it and got the record! Alive or dead doesnt matter, its the transportation law that got me.. I wasnt sure if a flathead is a Gamefish or not, but az game and fish screwed the pooch on this whole thing. Dont get me wrong, I was partly at fault too for not knowing the transportation laws. All of the big fish guys in Aj always transported our fish to bashas to get them weighed. I know Bill warman who caught a fish bigger than mine and had an ordeal also. He said his fish went over 18 pounds!! I apologize to the zoners for keeping canyon such a secret in the 90,s, but myself and 2 other guys knew that canyon held a possible world record in its prime!!! We never let anyone know what we were using or where we were fishing at that time. I was the first person to get the big swimbaits in az and had canyon and saguaro to myself. sure there was a few guys who came out and stuck some toads on normal stuff, but never stuck with the big bait craze that was sweeping the west coast. I was fortunate enough to have Mike long from calif. as a mentor and he gave me some information about big bass hunting that would blow your mind.. Well enough ranting on about that sore subject. I am on my way to texas to try the swimbait tactics that I have acquired over the last 16 yrs or so and maybe I can break the record there and possibly a world record !!! Ron C.
 

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I do not hold the official state record, but in my heart I knew I did the right thing. Pretty Ironic though that a year or so after that episode, Az game and fish gave the record to some guy in parker for catching the largest catfish in the state. He also transported it to the post office after keeping it alive in his bathtub for a couple of days. I guess he killed it and got the record! Alive or dead doesnt matter, its the transportation law that got me.. I wasnt sure if a flathead is a Gamefish or not, but az game and fish screwed the pooch on this whole thing. Dont get me wrong, I was partly at fault too for not knowing the transportation laws. All of the big fish guys in Aj always transported our fish to bashas to get them weighed. I know Bill warman who caught a fish bigger than mine and had an ordeal also. He said his fish went over 18 pounds!! I apologize to the zoners for keeping canyon such a secret in the 90,s, but myself and 2 other guys knew that canyon held a possible world record in its prime!!! We never let anyone know what we were using or where we were fishing at that time. I was the first person to get the big swimbaits in az and had canyon and saguaro to myself. sure there was a few guys who came out and stuck some toads on normal stuff, but never stuck with the big bait craze that was sweeping the west coast. I was fortunate enough to have Mike long from calif. as a mentor and he gave me some information about big bass hunting that would blow your mind.. Well enough ranting on about that sore subject. I am on my way to texas to try the swimbait tactics that I have acquired over the last 16 yrs or so and maybe I can break the record there and possibly a world record !!! Ron C.
Ron ,just because those guys in AJ did it doesnt mean its legal.

I agreed with game and fish at that time and what and why they did it and I still do.
there are many reasons why it ( releasing a fish)shouldnt be allowed in the record books and I am sure you know why as we all have that discussion before.
it is nothign against you at all.

It all has to do with MONEY, you cant trust anyone nor the witness's etc etc, everyone has a price.

what cracks me up over the whole ordeal and NOT just yours but quite a few of them. ( bill and chuck as well in AZ and quite a few in CA) is that its all hypocritical,
they kill fish and big fish and have them on the wall, however when that same someone has a record fish its not killed, that right there throws up flags to me big time.


I thought bill and chuck were great fishermen and people, until I saw and listened to the bullshit they spouted for many years especialy at that one particular game and fish meeting. do as I say not as I do?. those 2 clowns alone have killed more big bass in canyon and saguaro lake than most people will see in a museum, but yet they were the first ones to cry like bitchs when Game and fish wouldnt let your fish be a record fish. I mean come the **** on , I know you have seen the dead fish Bill and chuck caught WTF is one more dead fish? this saving it for the genes bullshit is just that BULLSHIT.

I am not saying that I don't belive the story you told me, as I have no reason too. Rumors are just that rumors and I dont put much thought into them.

anyway just read also that your moving to Texas, I know youve talked about it for years good luck too you, its definately a great fishery Falcon lake fork amistade etc etc
If you dont sell them before you leave and I come up with it I will buy them they look like really nice mounts with lots of color.


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Delw, Lets talk hypocritical !! AZ mame and squish denying my fish for a bullshit transportation law, then they go and get scales for all the lakes(thanks to bill w,chuck and myself), then they put the scale at roosevelt 20 miles from the Lake!!!Come on del. Isnt that calling the kettle black? Or did they want everybody who weighed a trophy to KILL it!! Very bad judgement on their part!!! I took my medicine and I still have faith in the AZgf dept. But that was a bonehead call and you know it. I totally agreed with the ruling until I found out about the parker Incident and the Official scale 20 miles from the lake. No hard feelings toward you delw. Just my 3 cents....... Ron
 
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