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Big fish

FISHING — Edward Kalinowski of New Meadows, Idaho, smashed the state's 12-year-old record for tiger musky while fishing in Little Payette Lake on Aug. 6, the Idaho Fish and Game Department has confirmed.

Kalinowski landed the 44.26 pound lunker on a 12-pound test line with a Neon Magic lure. The fish is 50.5 inches long with a 25-inch girth.

The previous record was 38 pounds, 7 ounces, 48.25 inches with a 22.5- inch girth. It was caught June 16, 2001, in Hauser Lake by Douglas Butts of Eureka Mont., on a Mepps Bucktail Yellow lure. Read more. Rich Landers, Outdoors blog

Have you ever caught a really big fish?

Last Leaf

On Election Day last week, outdoor photographer extraordinaire Robin Loznak of Kellogg, Ore., posted this photo on his Facebook wall of a last maple leaf in a Roseburg, Ore., park, entitled “Last Leaf.” You can see more of Robin's outdoor photography here. Meanwhile, leaf pickup in Coeur d'Alene begins tomorrow.

Question: Do you have your leaves raked into a row on the street?

Fly Fishermen Can Always Improve

While fly fishing the Missouri River a few years ago, a friend of mine – close enough to be funny and frank at the same time – called from upstream and said, “Did anyone ever mention you cast like an old lady?”  “That comment is an insult,” answered another friend from downstream. “I don’t know any old ladies who cast that poorly.” Funny, but basically true. I’m adequate. I catch fish when I go fly fishing – sometimes more fish than my generously talented partners – but it’s not pretty. I’ve simply never made time to learn and practice proper fly-casting techniques/Rich Landers, SR. More here. (SR photo: Rich Landers)

Question: Fly fisherman or worm/bait fisherman?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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