On the last day of the trip Sollecito, hooked into the pending record book Arctic char with a No. 4 muddler minnow. "It was a giant fish and fortunately it stayed in the pool where I was fishing," he said. "I beached it and conked it on the head with a rock," he said. Sollecito then hid it in the water to avoid attracting bears. When the men returned to camp they found that the fish weighed 17 pounds, 8 ounces. An International Game Fishing Association member, Sollecito knew he had a record fish. "We took pictures and then filleted it," Sollecito said.