9.13 Pound Landlocked Atlantic Salmon in Champlain

Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were assessing Sea Lamprey wounding rates by shocking fish in the lake.
During their efforts, they shocked (recovered and returned to the lake) this very impressive Landlocked Salmon.  The fish weighed in at 9.13 pounds and measured 26.1 inches!

Also, on the same trip, they handled this huge American Eel.  The Eel was larger than the 36" measuring board they had on board, and to my knowledge, is the largest American Eel observed in Lake Champlain.

Fish on, fish H8 me.

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