OP-ED: Angler captures monster of the deep

Two things you can say about the fishermen who frequent the Port Washington harbor thoughout the winter: They are hardy and they are patient. They have to be hardy to be patient, angling for hours, even days, without an encouraging bite, in frigid and often foul weather. But, they would say, it’s worth every freezing minute of it when a catch like this brown trout of epic proportions is landed. It was not only a big fish, but a powerful one, and it was challenging fight to bring it to the landing net and a big lift to the get the beast up to the dock in Coal Dock Park from the water far below. Brown trout are among several non-native salmonid species introduced in the Great Lakes, where they have thrived but do not reproduce.

Photo by Sam Arendt




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