View Full Version : new york state record steelhead
08-18-2004, 03:33 PM
a big fish is a big fish.....thought you all would appreciate a pic of the recently caught nys record......
08-18-2004, 03:47 PM
Any details or idea of the weight on that monster? :eek:
08-18-2004, 04:07 PM
i believe the weight of the fish was 31.47lbs. that is all i know at this point in time.....could you imagine hooking a fish like that in the river?!
08-18-2004, 04:43 PM
Hooking a 31 lb king is 1 thing, but a 31 lb steely is another. Would be a very fun thing for suure
08-18-2004, 06:47 PM
Nope cant imagine it :eek: my biggest was a 14#er and that was a wild fight so more than doubling that size i dont think i could even begin to know what that would be like!
Just a awesome looking fish, what a trophy :D
A fattie for sure but it does not look all that long....were can we find proof of the weight, is the record listed somewhere?
08-19-2004, 08:43 AM
I stand corrected....the fish was 31.80 lbs.
I tried contacting a biologist friend of mine who works for the NYS DEC's Lake Ontario fisheries program to confirm the record but he was out in the field already. So, as of right now, as far as I know, it is an unofficial state record. The "old" record is 26lbs-n-change. The potential record fish is not listed on NYS's freshwater fishing records page
( http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/fish/fsrecl5.html )....yet. You can check out the place where I gathered the potential record info from at: http://www.olcottfishing.com/ .
08-20-2004, 07:55 AM
boy, the weight of that fish changes like the wind around here.
more info on that record steelhead....
Rob Wilson of Tallmadge, Ohio was trolling out of Olcott, NY on
August 14, 2004 when the fish of a lifetime hit his Pirate 55 spoon - a
31 pound, three ounce steelhead trout that stretched the tape to 39
inches long. The girth of the fish was 26 inches. The fish is now the
new state record, shattering the previous mark set by Gerald Szmania by
five pounds, four ounces! Szamania caught his 26 pound, 15 ounce fish
while trolling off Point Breeze on May 22, 1985.
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