Just to set the record straight, I had a much better version of the story that I was prepared to tell. My story fits much better with the grand and long tradition of tall fish tales. It actually involved a shark attack! However, it appears that Maleen has already told the events as close to reality as possible—completely ruining my chance of convincing people that I really caught a whopper.
I'll tell ya, though, the next time I go fishing...I'm going to write the story before she does.