Lake trout size catches fisherman by surprise

At 38 inches, the lake trout caught & released by David Stone of Roseau, MN stretched the measuring tape.

Not weighing the fish, Stone estimated it to be 23- 25 pounds. 

To see a lake trout in that part of Lake of the Woods seemed an unlikely possibility. A large northern or muskie made more sense. Although reports in recent winters of lake trout becoming more common in part of Lake of the Woods, catches are still rare.

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