Man catches 17.3-pound trout in West Virginia

Associated Press • May 18, 2013 at 1:32 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A record rainbow trout was caught in Berkeley County, West Virginia's Division of Natural Resources said.

DNR Director Frank Jezioro said the trout was caught by Tony Corbin of Gerrardstown on May 2 from a private pond. The fish weighed 17.3 pounds.

Corbin used a swimbait on 10-pound test line to land the fish.

The previous weight record for a rainbow trout was a 15.65-pound fish set in 2005.

The length of the fish caught by Corbin was 30.5 inches. That fell short of the state record of 31.7 inches set in 1993.

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