The current lake trout record, set in 1958, was a 31 … which had been set in 1958 by Hollis Grindle, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. “We congratulate Mr. Poland and look forward to receiving and reviewing his application for the new state record,” Will Lund, the editor of Maine Sportsman, wrote in … Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Fish and Game The Meredith resident caught a 37.65-pound lake trout in … (Erik Poland). Market data provided by Factset. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. For 5 minutes every month, he eased my mind took me into the Maine Wood. WOMAN HOOKS 851-POUND BLUE MARLIN, SETTING POSSIBLE RECORDS FOR ALABAMA AND GULF OF MEXICO, The 34-year-old man from Andover set a new state record with his 39.2-pound lake trout. Legal Statement. Looking back at stocking records, we did stock Eagle Lake back in 1989 with lake trout that were not fin-clipped. The previous record was a 31.5 lb lake trout caught at Beech Hill Pond in 1958 by Hollis Grindle of Ellsworth. The lake trout, or “togue,” as Mainers would call it, was also the biggest ever caught in New England. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. All rights reserved. Maine Freshwater Record Fish SPECIES WEIGHT ANGLER DATE LOCATION Atlantic … The trout was 44 inches long, had a girth of 28 inches, and weighed 39.2 pounds. Fox News Flash top headlines are here. (Erik Poland), “It felt like two days, but [the fight] was probably an hour or an hour and a half, tops,” Poland said to Bangor Daily News. The current lake trout record, set in 1958, was a 31-pound, 8-ounce fish caught in Beech Hill Pond by Hollis Grindle of Ellsworth. Common Carp: 16.3 lbs., Samuel Foster, Augusta, ME 9/2014, Kennebec River This article is well written by one with the wisdom that many of us sportsmen possess. Thanks for doing such an outstanding article about Tom, and what he was all about, and his influence. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Credit Courtesy of N.H. It could also be a stocked togue that swam down from St. Froid Lake where lake trout were stocked in 1976. ", "So disappointed that Mr. Hanrahan is leaving the journal. The fish was caught in Lower Richardson Lake in Township C. The lake is east of Errol, New Hampshire. Poland’s record fish was caught at Lower Richardson Lake in the Rangeley area. White Catfish: 6.69 lbs., Danny Shores, Albion, ME, 7/7/2015. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. The angler is Erik Poland, 34, of Andover, Maine and his fish was 44 inches long and weighed 39.2 pounds. For more fishing and hunting articles, be sure to subscribe to our monthly outdoor magazine the Northwoods Sporting Journal. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. “There was a fleeting moment where I really wanted to put it back,” Poland said to the outlet. Thanks very much. Poland plans to have the giant fish mounted and displayed in his home, though he has promised the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife to save the otolith bone so officials can determine how old it was. Soon he felt something catch, and then the fight ensued. Market data provided by Factset. Subscribe to Maine's premier hunting, fishing & outdoor magazine. Both fish were caught trolling. Maine Angler’s Logbook. Keep up the great reading. Brown Trout: 23 1/2 lbs., Robert Hodsdon, Sanford, ME, 3/6/1996, Square Pond. A massive trout caught on a Maine lake last week has shattered a 62-year-old state record, officials said. Poland’s catch is significantly larger than any freshwater fish in Maine Sportsman’s records. A Maine state record lake trout was caught July 2 on Richardson Lake, according to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries. The Andover angler told Bangor Daily News outdoor writer John Holyoke that the fish was in 94 feet of water. “I walked it up to the back of the boat, looked at my 18- to 20-inch net and quickly kicked that to the side.”. Poland fought the fish for more than an hour and eventually was forced to land the played out fish with his bare hands. Then it really would have just been a fish tale.”. "Your February article on Tom Hennessy was bittersweet. Nice fish but 39 pounds seems like a stretch when u look at that monster caught in nh this winter that went 37, the nh one seems much larger “But ultimately, I would have been the biggest liar in the world if I had. The fish broke a 62-year-old Maine state record … Erik Poland of Andover shows off the 39.2-pound lake trout he caught while fishing Lower Richardson Lake in western Maine on July 2, 2020. 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