Correction: Guide Tim Roller holding new world record Brown Trout
A potential world record 41 lb, 7 1/4 oz. (19.1 k.), 43.75″ (1.11 meter) Brown Trout (currently Salmo trutta, formerly Salmo fario) was caught on Wednesday in Michigan’s Manistee River.
Thomas Healy of Rockford, Michigan was fishing a crankbait (a plug with a lip causing it to dive when retrieved, “cranked,” i.e reeled in) using a spincasting rod and reel.
The previous record Brown Trout weighed 40 lb. 4 oz (18.26 k.) and was caught in 1992 on the Little Red River in Arkansas by Howard Collins.
Healy was being guided by Tim Roller of Ultimate Outfiteers.
The fish was weighed and measured by two Michigan state biologists.
Mr. Healy holding the gigantic trout
Thanks to commenter Amy of Riverside Charters for correcting the top photo ID.