A note from Shawna Solar:

“This was my first ever tiger trout on the fly and I was pumped that it was a stunning male full of colors. As I was about to take a quick photo, I heard this thrashing beside the boat.
To my surprise this mink was aggressively climbing the net and trying to get in and scoop my fish! I was a little nervous as you can tell by my voice!”

“I wanted a picture with the tiger trout before this thing took it so it was me versus him and I shook a little more aggressively to get him loose off of the net. The tiger trout was released safely!”

Angler Story of the Week from Shawna Solar, be sure to follow her on Instagram at @shawna.solar.

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