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Biologist nets 25 pound lake trout

Published: Jul. 24, 2020 at 6:50 PM EDT
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Eagle Lake, Maine (WAGM) - We are going to start with a fish story. Last night we showed you a picture of a 25 pound Lake trout that was live netted on Eagle Lake as part of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife research project.

Frannk Frost:”Doing our sampling on Eagle Lake. We got this exceptional fish. We see very few fish of this size. It’s a pretty incredible experience obviously the fish is very old and in very good condition. It is great to experience that.”

Frost and two students who are working with the department this summer have been netting togue for the last few days.

Frost:" We could tell it was something really heavy. We were hauling the fish out and the net was going back and fourth. We have done hundreds and hundreds of these nets in the past. You could tell it was a big fish. The student I had working with me it was pretty special for him also. He was quite excited he had never seen a fish that big either."

Frost says the 38 inch 25 pound togue was in excellent shape and was released back into the water

Frost:” The fish was in great shape and swam right away. They require cold water.”

Frost says that Since the picture and video were reported on News Source 8 and posted to Facebook his phone has blown up.

Frost:” The reaction from a lot of people commenting on how big the fish was. There’s a lot of anglers getting in touch with me and talking about the workd we are doing. We spent a lot of time at Eagle Lake.”

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