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01-16-2010, 10:42
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.