Originally Posted by kliph
What did he do with it?
What do you mean, "What did he do with it?" It's pretty obvious from the pictures he didn't release it.
According to the picture posted here, he took it to a grocery store meat department to have it officially weighed on a certified scale.
I'm sure after it is officially announced as the new state record, it will become a skin mount.
You can argue all you want about how it should have been released and a replica made,
but it would never be officially inducted into the record books without a certified weight.
That's a fish of a lifetime and I do not begrudge him his trophy if he wants it. It's his
legal right to take that fish if he wanted to....and, he did.