Angler Lands Record-Sized Trout, Skips Weigh In

Angler Lands Record-Sized Trout, Skips Weigh In
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David Hunsicker was fishing Pennsylvania’s Pohopoco Creek on April 29 when he caught a heavy rainbow trout on a small jig. Hunsicker’s fish reportedly weighed over 15 pounds, which means it might have replaced the state-record rainbow trout that has been on the books for more than 35 years. We’ll never know, though, because he decided not to submit the fish for record consideration.

Hunsicker, who lives in Palmerton, told local news outlet GoErie that he hooked the big trout in one of the creek’s deep holes near a log. Using an ultralight rod and four-pound test line, he said he was lucky to land the rainbow.     

“If he would have gotten me stuck on a limb coming down [stream], I would have lost that fish,” Hunsicker said. He explained that he’s caught several big trout from the Pohopoco as well as the other small creeks that connect with Beltzville Lake over the years.

Hunsicker ended up keeping the…

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