Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Record Lake Trout : 102 Pounds


40 pound brown trout, and 50 pound rainbow trout may be recent news, but the size of those fish pale in comparison to this old record Lake Trout, from 1961.   It was taken using a gill net in 1961 and weighed 102 pounds.

The largest lake trout ever taken on the rod and reel weighed 72 pounds, caught on Great Bear Lake Canada in 1991 by Lloyd Bull.  That lake trout must have been a great bear of a Lake Trout. 

Lake trout, unlike Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout are technically Char, like their brothers the Brook Trout, Arctic Char, and Dolly Varden Char.

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