Just checked out the post referenced in my title and it's closed (???). Anyways, I think the pic is real. Some folks w/too much time didn't realize the following: The "three fingers" are actually four...the fourth is just muddy and harder to see, but is crystal clear to me. The finger that "doesn't line up" doesn't look bad to me. Or could it be an injury? I have a very crooked pinkie finger that was formerly broken that I'll have to keep out of future pics I post or I'll get accussed of a "photoshop hack job", too! Did it dawn on some of you that the mysterious "horizontal line" where the fish was reportedly "stretched" could be where line wrapped around the fish during the battle and rubbed off scales or discolored the fish there? If you haven't seen that on a fish from time to time you must not fish much. Or possibly an injury? The proportions of the fish look fine to me for a typical LM buck and doesn't look stretched. On a final note the fish is far from 20#...prob in the 14# range. And I've seen enough fish from 10# to 20# from outside Ohio to have a good degree of confidence in that interpretation. Still, a heck of a fish! Seems like some of us have nothing better to do than rip apart a guy who was rightfully proud of a good fish and wanted to share on the site.