The fact that you can be just one cast away from glory on any given day is one of the things that makes fishing so damn cool. Just ask Robin J. Wood Sr. of Modesto, CA, who was fishing Pyramid Lake, Nevada on February 5, 2011 when he hooked into this beast of a lahontan cutthroat trout…which at 17 pounds, 4 ounces, is a pending IGFA 20-pound test line class world record.
The huge cutty bit a Blue Fox spoon and took 15 minutes to land…which is saying something, considering these fish aren’t the world’s greatest scrappers. Assuming all the paperwork goes through okay, Wood’s fish will easily best the current IGFA 20-pound record of 11 pounds, 6 ounces.