“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

John Muir

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Do Rocket Scientists Catch Bigger Fish ? Yes they do... Read On !

Rocket Scientist Breaks 39-Year-Old Nevada Rainbow Trout Record.

From the Elko (Nevada) Daily Free Press: 
While it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to catch a fish, it obviously helps to break a 39-year-old state record for the largest rainbow trout ever caught in Nevada. Elko angler Mike Mott— who really has worked as a rocket scientist  — caught the 16-pound, 8-ounce behemoth on Feb.10 at Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge. It measures 301⁄2 inches long. Its girth, according to Mott, is about 20 inches. The previous record, caught by Mike Soskin at Lake Mohave on Dec. 16, 1971, weighed 16 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 311⁄2 inches long. The record goes by weight, and Mott’s fish beats the old record by 4 ounces. “I was fishing a stonefly nymph under a floating line in the oxbow behind the Gallagher Fish Hatchery, when I felt a tug,” said Mott in a recent interview. “At first I thought I had a snag, but once I started stripping in the line I knew it was going to be fun."

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