Just How Big Do Brown Trout Get?

September 13, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

While a few of us obsessed over new fly fishing gear this week, the rest of the fishing world discovered the jaw-dropping catch of a 43.75-inch brown trout (on a a No. 8 shad-colored Rapala Shad Rap) by Thomas Healy of Rockford, Michigan. The 41.45-pound fish was landed Wednesday on the Manistee River, a Lake Michigan tributary.