• TBO Staff

Pennsylvania Brown Trout Has New State Record

HARRISBURG, PA - The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is pleased to announce a new state record Brown Trout!

On the morning of August 8, 2020, angler Robert Ferraro, 68, of Erie, departed Walnut Creek Marina along with three friends aboard his boat, 'Heartbeat,' to enjoy a day of fishing.  The group was targeting steelhead as they began trolling in 74 feet of water in the area known as the Condos, which is located east of Walnut Creek to the west of the Peninsula.

"We had been fishing in the same area the day before and caught some steelhead and walleye," said Ferraro.  "The water temperature at the bottom of the lake had become warmer overnight and we were not having as much luck.  We were just about to go looking for cooler water when our luck changed."