The brook trout was weighted on a certified scale the following day at the taxidermist. The fish was put in the freezer as soon as I got home from fishing knowing I would be getting mounted.The fish was also caught from a creek that flows into lake Michigan (outlaying waters). I know the length was 22" its on my wall at home. I made a big mistake freezing that night I got home. The thought of a record fish was never on my mind till the taxidermist said if it had not been frozen it would have broke the record.
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