William Altman with his prize brook trout (Source: NYS DEC)
State environment officials say the biggest brook trout in New York state history was hauled in in the West Canada Lake Wilderness Area in Hamilton County last month.
The trout caught by William Altman weighed in at 5 pounts 14 ounces.This from DEC:
The record breaking fish was stocked as a fingerling by DEC’s Rome Fish Hatchery and is considered a Temiscamie hybrid, a cross between a domestic brook trout and a wild Temiscamie (Canadian-strain) brook trout. These hybrids are stocked because they have a better survival rate than other strains of brook trout in some of the more acidic waters of the Adirondacks.