This video was posted two weeks ago and is starting to pick up some attention on YouTube. An article from says “his fish was 43.75 inches long! The world record of a catch-and-release fish caught and pulled through the ice is 46 inches. No word on if they kept this one or not, but my guess is it will be mounted over the fireplace soon.”

The video claims that this is a “Near World Record lake Trout,” but it’s clear this fish is not going to be a world record breaker. Either way, this is just a monster trout. Congratulations to the anglers. Check out the full video here.