Local fishermen were shocked by a recent DNR report that suggested local fisherman John Carter’s recent capture and subsequent release netted a trout that was in fact this big and not that big as Carter had been heard reporting at a local bar.
“Is there no honor left in the world?” local fisherman Jeremy Nelson asked. “To say I feel violated is a bit of an understatement. I feel concerned about the state of mankind.”
Carter defended his catch and estimation of size, claimed he was under duress when making the approximation due to his hunger and eagerness to take said fish home and cook it.
“I think it weighed a little more when I first caught it too because it was still wet.” Carter said.
But other fisherman concluded they may never trust Carter’s stories again. They also noted it couldn’t have been as big as the one Carl down the hill caught out by the old dam last year.