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New State Record Steelhead Caught

July 13, 2010
Ohio Valley Outdoors

AKRON, OH — A new Ohio record Steelhead (Rainbow Trout) has been certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee. An Ohio state record Steelhead, weighing 21.3 pounds, was caught by Jason Brooks of Tallmadge, Ohio, from Lake Erie on June 25, 2010, around 11:00 a.m. while trolling off Avon Point in Lorain County. Brooks’ record steelhead is 38 inches long with a 22 inch girth. That catch replaces the previous state record Steelhead that was caught from Lake Erie by Mike Shane in October of 1996 weighing 20.97 pounds and was 36-½ inches long. Ohio Division of Wildlife fisheries biologist Phil Hillman at Wildlife District Three identified Brooks catch. Ohio state record fish are certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee. Assisting in the process is fisheries biologist with the Ohio Division of Wildlife. For more information on Ohio’s state record fish program contact Tom Cross, Chairman, OWO State Record Fish Committee, 1497 Cross Rd., Winchester, OH 45697, phone (937) 386-2752 www.outdoorwritersofohio.org.

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Photo… Jason Brooks with his 21.3 pound new state record Steelhead (rainbow trout).
Photo by Phil Hillman, Ohio Division of Wildlife.

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An Ohio state record Steelhead, weighing 21.3 pounds, was caught by Jason Brooks of Tallmadge, Ohio, from Lake Erie on June 25, 2010.

 
 

 

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