This is his biggest Big Stony catch, a 7-pound, 11-ounce rainbow trout that Oen caught on Memorial Day. The DGIF doesn’t keep records for specific bodies of water, at least not officials ones. But Oen said he can’t find any bigger rainbows listed in the Virginia Angler Recognition Program records.
The previous biggest he found was a 6-pound, 5-ounce rainbow caught in 2008.
Oen said the fish fell for ” a concoction of corn doodles and Cheez Whiz soaked in a certain sour mash whiskey.” He was using ultralight tackle, including 4-pound-test Trilene XL line.
Record or not, it’s a beast. Congrats to John for the catch!