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Captn ofthe Crest
03-02-2011, 11:03 AM
I guess I am more suprised that the record was only 16+ pounds...here is the story from the AP fox Reno.



ELKO, Nev. (AP) Mike Mott thought he caught his line on a log when he was fishing last month at the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Nevada.

Instead, the Elko angler ended up breaking the state's 39-year-old record for the largest rainbow trout ever caught in Nevada.

State wildlife officials have confirmed the 30-inch-long whopper caught on Feb. 10 weighed 16 pounds, 8 ounces. That's four ounces more than the old record set at Lake Mohave in 1971.

Mott had to wade into the cold water to land the fish because it was too big for his net, but he didn't mind.

He decided to eat it instead of mount it, but is making replicas and has granted the state's request to display their own copies in Reno and Elko

Fishbucket
03-02-2011, 11:09 AM
no pictures of fish tacos.... didnt happen. :laugh:


That is supriszing that it's only 16+ lbs.

Captn ofthe Crest
03-02-2011, 11:18 AM
Fishbucket; no pictures of fish tacos.


Look what I found...

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/elkodaily.com/content/tncms/assets/editorial/2/03/0ef/2030ef26-3be0-11e0-907a-001cc4c03286-revisions/4d5f45f63d82d.image.jpg

Fishbucket
03-02-2011, 11:31 AM
http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/elkodaily.com/content/tncms/assets/editorial/2/03/0ef/2030ef26-3be0-11e0-907a-001cc4c03286-revisions/4d5f45f63d82d.image.jpg



NICE !!
Congrats to him !

Barleycorn
03-02-2011, 02:10 PM
What a beautiful rainbow!!!

kingman65
03-02-2011, 04:53 PM
WOW!!! Very nice fish!!!

Jfitalia
03-02-2011, 05:30 PM
I think I'm more shocked that the original came from lake Mojave! My dad lives 10 minutes from there and the trout fishing is pretty poor and there small.

Captain Compassion
03-02-2011, 08:22 PM
I think I'm more shocked that the original came from lake Mojave! My dad lives 10 minutes from there and the trout fishing is pretty poor and there small.
Ah. Back in the day at Mojave before the advent of stripers upper Lake Mojave and Willow Beach was noted for large Rainbows. There was a hatchery there. I remember I went with my new wife in 1971 and camped there at Willow. Caught some nice trout to 4 pounds. Now the rainbows are food for the stripers.

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