Here are the rest of the big browns from that day.
First one was a "Hope no one saw that" moment. After setting the hook I forgot about the overhanging branch to my left. The rod tip and line quickly got hopelessly entangled. He ran downstream in some shallow riffles while I frantically reached for my net. The rod and line was so entangled I couldn't even reach him with one arm fully outstretched to the rod and the other reaching with the net. After doing some stretching, limb pulling, and pretty much wrapping myself into the limb I was able to get him in the net, but I was far from getting myself and the rod out of the tree. It was about then that I took a look around thinking boy, hope no one saw this disaster. He ended up being the smallest of he 5 at a little under 17 inches.
The next one was just over 19 inches and posed for a few nice underwater pics just after releasing him, which as I have learned is about the only thing a GoPro is good for. Great for scuba pics and videos, but it takes horrible pics out of water.
The next few including the one in the original post all topped 20 inches. The last two pics are of the biggest one at just over 21 inches and was also the only one I didn't see in the water before catching him.
It still amazes me that you guys can land these big trout without a net (not to mention still capture good pictures). The one net problem I don't have is the hook getting caught in the net. I used to have the same thing happen with the usual cloth/nylon nets, but the rubber net completely eliminates the problem. I have never had a hook penetrate the rubber. My only problem is I like the magnetic release and have now lost 2 nets when I didn't feel them catch on something and pull free. The one they sell at Cabela's now also isn't as deep as the two I lost and a couple of these big browns were a challenge to keep in the net.