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April 28, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Manson angler catches a possible state record tiger trout in Roses Lake

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:

Fishing for bass on Roses Lake on April 11, Manson angler Kirk Herrin got a big surprise, and I mean big. He was casting a fluke along the shore and it was eaten by a monster trout. When Herrin got it to the boat he wasn’t sure what he had.

He sent a photo to Travis Maitland at the Chelan office of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Maitland said that what he had could possible be the new state record tiger trout!

Herrin was just leaving for the Tri-Cities with his family and didn’t get the fish weighed until he was in Pasco. He weighed it at a grocery store only to find out the scale hadn’t been certified for a year.

He finally got it on a scale at the Post Office for official approval. The fish, by then, weighed 15 pounds, .04 ounces!

The current state record for tiger trout is 13.75 pounds. Herrin is waiting for the official word but it looks like his fish will be the new record.

He is also submitting the paper work to have his catch listed as a new line class record with the Freshwater Hall of Fame, and the International Game Fish Association. He was using 10-pound test line when he landed the fish.

For details or to get Graybill’s weekly report visit Dave Graybill’s website.

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