Thursday, March 03, 2011

New Rainbow Trout Record in Nevada

Nevada's state record for the largest rainbow trout was broken on February 10, 2011 by a Mike Mott.  This 64 year old angler caught the trout on a fly rod while fishing at the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Best of all, Mike had only learned to fly fish a year earlier and so is still considered a novice by experts!

Mike's rainbow trout weighed 16 lbs, 8 ounces and measured 30.5 inches in length.  The previous record weighed 16 lbs, 4 ounces.  Despite the previous record being an inch longer, the weight of the new trout was sufficient to clinch the record.

Mike Mott was fishing with a stonefly nymph on floating line when he made his catch.

You can read the full story of Mike's record rainbow trout by clicking here.

1 comment:

  1. Great catch and like you said, especially for Mike since he got started fly fishing only a year ago.
    The discussion on that site was less about record trouts than more of a political nature but that's another subject. Too bad some people can't just be fair and honor a good catch.
    Thanks for sharing the link.
    Always Tight Lines