I was sorting through and organizing shoeboxes of old fishing photos and found one I had forgotten about. The northern pictured below was caught in Bass Bay on a red jig/white tail in deep water during the first year (no recollection of exact date) that the lake was opened. Regular northern restrictions back then. And for those who fished the lake back then, you may recall that fishing for all species was nothing short of spectacular.
There was only one other boat on the lake, a local fisherman who took the photo. Fish was then released. Only out of water for the brief photo shoot, he took off on his own. Measured out over 40" . If the fish is still swimming there, I wonder about its present size?