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New State Record Brook Trout!

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by FullClip, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

    There is Hope!! I feel lucky getting anything 10" and over out of the local rivers and streams...but check out the size of this one! Little more than 9 pounds! I don't measure trout by weight, as think I'd need to use the reloading scale on most of them and weigh them in grains.:supergrin:
    This gives me some reason to hit the streams a little harder next year, and maybe give lake fishing for "brookies" a try!

    The link has a picture...

    http://www.wlbz2.com/genthumb.ashx?e=3&h=240&w=320&i=/assetpool/images/100115054521

    http://www.wlbz2.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=113438

    , Maine (AP) -- A Waterboro man is the holder of a new Maine record for the largest brook trout ever caught.

    The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says the fish weighed just over 9 pounds. It was caught through the ice Jan. 8 by Patrick Coan of Waterboro on Mousam Lake in Shapleigh.

    The size of the fish was certified on a supermarket scale.

    The previous record brook trout was an 8 pound 8 ounce fish caught in 1979.

    Biologists say fin clips show the record fish was a product of a state hatchery.

    Inland Fisheries and the Maine Sportsman newspaper have maintained the state record book for more than 30 years.