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Lost a giant trout this morning. 30"-32" approximately 16"+ girth most likely double digit weight. This fish will challenge the state record during the spawn when it is full of eggs. Had it in the net 3 times but my buddy couldn't get it in the boat. Net wasn't big enough for a fish this size to begin with. Hooked it on a TTR11 Mirrolure and had all 3 trebles in it but it finally tore all of the hooks out on the third attempt to net it. Fish of a lifetime and I just had to watch it swim off. Never had losing a fish take the air completely out of me like losing that one did. This fish was a true giant. Hooked it in about 6' of water on a rising tide around some pilings. My buddy said in the 50+ years he has fished for trout on the coast and all of the really big trout he has seen he had never seen a trout that big.