three times gold

via Moldy Chum

Jay Jones catches the same big westslope Cutthroat trout 3 times over a span of 3 years.
as far as i’m concerned, that’s a lot better than some olympic medal.

this indeed says a lot about the resistance of fish and the effectiveness of catch a release but i completely disapprove of holding fish this size with one hand for the ‘glory shot’ as it can only create a lot of pressure on their vital organs.
nevertheless, this one seems to be doing just fine. fish can take a bruising and still keep cruising but it’s safer to cradle them gently with both hands . they are after all our babies.