published September 10, 2009 by Ben Adams

New World Record Brown Trout

A Rockford, Michigan angler has broken the world brown trout record with a 41-pound, 7-ounce brown caught from the Manistee River. The new brown breaks the old world record, which was set by Arkansan Howard “RIP” Collins in 1992, by just over 1 lb. 3 oz.

Tom Healy, a retiree, caught the brown using a Cabela’s brand rod and spinning real, and a large black and silver crankbait while fishing with a local guide service. It’s length measured at 43.75 inches long, and took 15 minutes to get into the boat.

Seventeen year ago, Collins reeled his monster 40 lb. 4 oz. German Brown Trout from the Little Red River using only a 1/32 oz. jig and an ultralight rod.

Come inside the Arkansas Fishing Forum for a nice photo of this brown monster.

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