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New Record Set for Brook Trout

New York's most popular sportfish, largemouth and smallmouth bass, comprised almost half the entries received for Governor Cuomo's NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative, the Angler Achievement Awards Program.

This year a new state record was established for brook trout, New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced.

Richard Beauchamp of Silver Lake in Hamilton County caught a 6 lb. brook trout on May 16, 2013 using a Lake Clear Wabbler. Beauchamp's catch surpassed the previous state record by two ounces. It is the fourth time the state record for brook trout was broken in the past five years.

Other notable catches includes caught and entered through this program, that provides official recognition of angler's sizeable and record breaking catches, was an impressive 25 1/2inch largemouth bass caught and released from a private lake in Sullivan County, and a 24-inch smallmouth bass caught and released from the Niagara River.

Notable catches of other eligible species include a 42-inch common carp caught and released from Keuka Lake in Yates County, a 42-inch northern pike caught and released from the Allegheny River in Cattaraugus County, and a 12 lb. 3 oz. walleye caught from Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster County.



Niagara Falls Reporter - Publisher Frank Parlato Jr. www.niagarafallsreporter.com

Mar 11, 2014