Please Sign In

Please enter a valid username and password
  • Log in with Facebook
» Not a member? Take a moment to register
» Forgot Username or Password

Possible Record Rainbow Trout Released in Idaho?

Syndicate

Syndicate content
Google Reader or Homepage
Add to My Yahoo!

Gone Fishin’ Recent Posts

Categories

Recent Comments

Archives

Gone Fishin
in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get our new post everyday.

May 10, 2013
Possible Record Rainbow Trout Released in Idaho? - 1

Richard Galloway landed this monster rainbow trout while fishing the Clearwater River in Idaho in early March.

Galloway took some photos and measurements of the fish before releasing it as required by state law. The fish measured 36 inches in length and had a girth of 28 inches, according to the Idaho State Journal. 

“I think I had it on my line for 15 to 20 minutes. I was using 15-pound test, so I kind of horsed it in a little,” Galloway told the paper. “I thought it was a steelhead.”

We'll never know for sure if this fish would have broken the rainbow trout state record:  a 20-pounder caught by Michelle Larsen-Williams in the Snake River. But at least in this photo, Galloway's fish looks plenty big enough to have been a record breaker (see the current state record).

What do you think? Would Galloway's catch have been a state record?

For some reference, the world record trout (pictured below) weighed in at 48 pounds.

Comments (1)

Top Rated
All Comments
from land_cruiser_73 wrote 49 weeks 5 days ago

That fish is actually a steelhead. As it states in the regs:Steelhead are native rainbow trout, which migrate to the ocean as juvenile fish and return to fresh water as adults to spawn.
There are further qualifications that say they must be in the portion of the rivers which go to the ocean. The Clearwater river meets these requirements.
He was required to let it go because the season is not open or it was a 'wildy'.
Nice Steelhead tho!!!

0 Good Comment? | | Report

Post a Comment (200 characters or less)

from land_cruiser_73 wrote 49 weeks 5 days ago

That fish is actually a steelhead. As it states in the regs:Steelhead are native rainbow trout, which migrate to the ocean as juvenile fish and return to fresh water as adults to spawn.
There are further qualifications that say they must be in the portion of the rivers which go to the ocean. The Clearwater river meets these requirements.
He was required to let it go because the season is not open or it was a 'wildy'.
Nice Steelhead tho!!!

0 Good Comment? | | Report

Post a Comment (200 characters or less)

bmxbiz