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.
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