the river, still another man heroically, and with total disregard for his own safety, grabbed the wench cable from the Hummer and dove into the frigid waters. Swimming on out to the fish and submerging to try to hook the larger line in it's mouth, our hero unknowingly provided a very suspenseful time for all.
and the fish's arrogance now turned to rage as he realized what had happened. Our hero was "riding" the monster just like a cowboy riding a bucking bronco. All the thrashing and commotion had never before been witnessed as the battle ensued between the "White River Monster" and the "Hummer". It was "back and forth" and "up and down" as the "whale-like" trout met brute strength. At one point the crowd gasped as the hummer was actually being pulled into the river by the furious fish (tire marks can still be seen along the riverbank).
the fish had put up, it was decided to release him back to his environment...to live for another day of excitement that had thrilled everyone so. So, while the actual monster still swims the river, a "replication" has been made to commemorate the event, and now stands proudly for all to see.