repost from @oliverngy - "With the recent capture and kill of an 18+ pound GIANT, I'm just putting this out there as a reminder to all of us that share this "One Love" of ours, that these "Trophy" #fish as we call them are so much more valuable to us all alive. This way somebody else can POSSIBLY live the dream of capturing such a magnificent animal. I was only fortunate to live this lifelong goal because another great sportsman released my personal best when he caught her previously. Big ups to Alex Niapas for that!
Remember, a fiberglass replica is just as impressive if you are truly looking for a trophy to hang on the wall. Grab plenty of photos using a go pro, measure the length and girth and let them go...PLEASE. This way, the fish wins, you win, WE ALL WIN. A world record though...I don't know ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #BigBassDreams #CatchAndRelease #NoPETA #NoHATE #JustEducation #OneLove #Largemouth #LargemouthBass #Fishing #BassFishing"
We saw a repost from one of the employees at the lake that said the gentlemen TRIED to release the fish, but as it happens sometimes in fishing, she didn't make it. We hope this was the case versus just taking it outright but regardless the gentleman was within his rights. We just hope that this reminder MAY save a giant in the future... #PublicServiceAnnouncement