Capt. Ron Behnke
In the last couple of weeks, there has been a photo
circulating around the internet and fishing sites of what is labeled a
40” Trout. (see picture below) I have contacted everyone I know about
the fish in question and no one seems to know the fisherman in the
photo, where or when this fish was caught. The website “2 Cool” said
the photo has been around for some time now. Another person I spoke
with said it was a 30” Trout that weighed just over 10 pounds. My
thought is that if it was a 40” Trout, it would have been brought into
an official weigh station to determine whether it was a new state record
or not. That would have to have happened fairly quickly before it lost
any weight. There are no reports of an official weight or an
application to TP&W for status as a state record. Not sure how this
photo could have been taken to make this fish look so large and the
whole thing sounds bogus to me, but who knows. If anyone out there has
any information on whether this was a legitimate catch, let me know. We
would like to give credit to this angler if he wants to step forward.
We are fast approaching March and usually
fishing really starts to heat up. Water temperatures are starting to
rise and fish are becoming more active. Spring is about here and I hope
March becomes magic for you and your fishing experience.
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huge Trout was caught by an unknown angler somewhere on the coast. (see
Ron’s Note above)
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