30 Jul

Idaho has a new Record Rainbow Trout holder. What a beautiful fish! Congratulations Michelle Williams on your record catch. You have the envy of all of us fisher folks who dream of a fish this size. I won’t be able to sleep at nights for awhile putting this to rest. Oh, and by the way, Happy Birthday to you.

You see, all Michelle Williams of Pingree, Idaho, wanted to do for her 50th birthday was to go fishing. What an exciting present! Michelle’s big Rainbow Trout was a (20) pounder and measured in at (34 & 1/4″s).

She broke the previous state record that had been held for more than (60) years by an angler back in 1947 from Hayden Lake.

Michelle was fishing in the Tilden Bridge area near Pingree and was fishing a worm. She said other anglers were laughing at her thinking she was not reeling in a fish, but, had something else on the end of her bowed rod. The moral to the story is “They stopped laughing when I landed this big fish”. “Nuff said”.



  1. wandering owl

    July 30, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    That is incredible!

  2. Rick Kratzke

    July 30, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Now that is one HUGE trout, congratulations.

  3. SimplyOutdoors

    July 31, 2009 at 6:21 am

    I'm sure they did stop laughing when she reeled that thing in. Wow, that must've been one hell of a fight.

  4. The Hunter's Wife

    July 31, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Wow. Congrats to her.

  5. Shoreman

    July 31, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    What a fish. OK, I'm jealous. Congratulations to Michelle and Happy B-Day.

  6. Catfishchic

    July 31, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Congrats, Michelle! The size of your trout is just amazing! I had no idea that trout could get that big.Happy Fishing!Catfishchic

  7. Paul Steeve

    July 31, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Most of the time, I'm happy to land ANY trout when I hit the streams. That would have to be the fight of a lifetime!

  8. The Fisherbabe

    July 31, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    LOL…just another FISHERBABE at work here guys…moral of this story…don't laugh just cause we are girls…we will out fish your a** while you're laughing…lolYAY MICHELLE!!!

  9. Mel

    August 2, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks, everyone, for leaving your comments on this post. I don't know Michele personally, but, I do know that her fish is a very special accomplishment. Go get 'em gals! The fishing site is just down the road from where I live in Eastern Idaho. I imagine it will get pounded now for a while.

  10. gary

    August 4, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    All I can say is that is one whale of a trout. I've a fly fishing son but I'm still in with the worm on a hook group. congrats to Michelle.

  11. Mel

    August 4, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Hi, Gary, just goes to show their is no one best way to fish or what to fish with. Appreciate your comment.

  12. sportfishingamericas

    August 5, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Isn't that great! It's a good reminder to keep an open mind. You never know who or what will catch the next big one. Thanks for sharing Mel.

  13. HuntsLikeAGirl

    August 5, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    That is a great story! Congrats to Michelle!!

  14. Mel

    August 5, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    HuntsLikeAGirl – Hi and thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. You are always welcome here. Your right it is a great story and all of the gals, like yourself, who are into fishing just make me happy that your enjoying the sport of fishing.

  15. Mel

    August 5, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    SportFishingAmericas – Thanks for dropping in and leaving your comment. You are right on with what you said. It just might be me or you someday!


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