The North Fork of the Clearwater River in Idaho have up this massive slob of a rainbow trout to angler Larry Warren. The beast weighed 28 pounds and smashed the current state record by 8 pounds. But since the fish was sporting an adipose fin, it had to be released and thus, no official record for Warren.
It’s crazy how thick the fish is! I know the Clearwater system is one of the country’s great steelhead streams, but that, folks, is not the physique of a fish that swam up all the way from the mouth of the Columbia! This is for sure a resident rainbow that found himself a gravy train and got fat living the good life.
And since he’s still there, maybe he’ll be 30 pounds the next time!