Congratulations to Jason Brooks who just a few days ago landed what is soon to be the new official state record Steelhead. Taping out at 38" and weighing in at 21.3lbs, it is quite the slab of chrome! The previous state record that is about to take a second place taped out at 36.5" and weighed 20.97lbs according to info gathered from Cleveland Metro Parks biologist Mike Durkalec (you can check out his fishing report blog here).
This trophy fish was taken in Lake Erie off of Avon Point. We would love to see a record come on the fly, but this fish was taken on a spoon in 40 feet of water. Regardless of how it was taken, it is a great achievement for any angler!
Here is a look at the beast!
JASON BROOKS POSES WITH HIS MASSIVE
FISH CAUGHT OFF AVON POINT IN LAKE ERIE.
CLEVELAND METROPARKS BIOLOGIST MIKE DURKALEC
POSES WITH JASON AND HIS 21+ LB TROPHY STEELHEAD
Again, congrats to Jason and hopefully some day we will have the chance to see such a fish with our own eyes....and perhaps on a fly. We can only dream....
Patrick "Flybum" Robinson
Steelhead Alley Outfitters