In the Loop 11.15.10

Record Brown
Roger Hellen’s 41-pound, 8-ounce brown trout is now the co-world record..
photo by Benny Sieu, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

For the second time in two years, the International game Fish Association has certified a world-record brown trout. Roger Hellen of Racine, Wisconsin, caught the 41-pound, 8-ounce behemoth while trolling on Lake Michigan in July. Although the official weight is 1 ounce heavier than the trout caught on Michigan’s Manistee River in 2009, the two will stand as co-records because the IGFA requires any new record to surpass the previous record by .5%.

fish icon Iowa is hardly considered a trout hot spot, but every fall the state stocks lakes and ponds in about a dozen communities. Last weekend, Cedar Rapids was the beneficiary of 1,500 trout, released in Prairie Park Fishery.
fish icon¬†Although Connecticut once supported runs of wild Atlantic salmon, dams and pollution wiped them out. However, fish from the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program are often stocked elsewhere. Here’s a great photo essay of a day on the Naugatuck River chasing the “fish of kings.”
fish icon¬†Completing our trifecta of fish found in unusual places, here’s an interesting blog post and video on casting for tiny tarpon in a lagoon in Queensland, Australia.

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