The Wisconsin DNR has announced that Roger Hellen's 41.5-pound brown trout is now the Wisconsin record. No word yet from the International Game Fish Association on world record status.
Here's the word from the WDNR:
The 41-pound, 8-ounce brown trout Roger Hellen of Franksville caught in Lake Michigan waters north of Racine is now a Wisconsin state record fish. Hellen caught the fish while competing in the Salmon-A-Rama tournament. The fish measured 40.6 inches long and weighed 41 pounds 8 ounces on a certified scale at a local meat market. The fish bettered the previous record by almost 5 pounds. The previous record was a 36 pounds 8.9 ounces, 40.5- inch fish caught August 23, 2004, in Lake Michigan near Kewaunee.
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The photo above from the WDNR gives a better sense of the fish.