I received this picture yesterday of a reported 9 lb smallmouth that was caught by an angler
on Laurel River Lake, KY.
You can be the judge. The picture had probably been making its rounds before I received it, and I'm sure the story behind it is pure fiction by now. It may have even grown a pound or two before it got to me...
Nothing really makes sense about the picture. It looks like the fish may have been netted (judging by the torn up fins), but I'm not sure why the Forest Service would be collecting fish on Laurel River. Maybe she was tagging along with KDFWR? Maybe she actually caught it...while wearing her uniform and hip boots?? Regardless, it's a big fish that I though you guys would appreciate.
Maybe we have a local on here that can shed some light.
(I did the distorting.)