Posted on February 22, 2013 by

The Largest Lake Trout Ever Caught Through the Ice

It’s not every day that you catch a 46 inch lake trout. It’s even rarer to catch one through the ice, but that’s exactly what Bruce Sederberg did back in mid January! This massive lake trout is the largest ever caught through the ice on a rod and reel!

Caught in White Otter Lake, just northwest of Atikokan, Ontario.

Caught in White Otter Lake, just northwest of Atikokan, Ontario.

Neither angler had a measuring tape. Wanting to get the fish back into the lake as soon as possible, Sederberg laid the behemoth in a fresh patch of snow and made impressions at the tips of its nose and tail. “There are fish to eat and fish to release. I knew right away while fighting this fish that as soon as I landed it, she would go right back in.”

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