It was officially recorded at 20 pounds, 9 ounces, exceeding the previous record set in 2000, also by an angler from Erie, by 11 ounces. Ferraro’s fish measured 33.75 inches in length with a girth of 21.125 inches.
Indiana officials say that cooperative arrangement helped save the Hoosier state’s annual brown trout restocking in and along the state’s Lake Michigan shoreline.
So far, so good this season, but learning to adapt to conditions can make or break your fishing trip.
Both locations are spring fed, and biologists believe the water may be sufficiently cool to support year-round trout fishing opportunities.
In 1980, only six streams in Iowa sustained a trout population without stocking. In 2007, it grew to 32 streams and today, trout reproduce naturally on 45 Iowa streams, thanks to improvements.
Wisconsin DNR encouraging public to attend a pair of fisheries meetings to discuss the topics