Record Rainbow Trout?

A RECORD RAINBOW? The big news from the U.S. West Coast was the landing of a 28-pound, 1-ounce rainbow trout.

The catch may also land 15-year-old Michael Lopez two world and two state records.

The Paramount, Calif., teenager took 15 minutes to net the huge rainbow (Oncorhynchus mykiss), fishing the Santa Ana River Lakes in California, while casting a green/white jig.

Hes up for a potential 4-pound line class record (current 27 pounds,8 ounces, Dec. 12, 2003) taken on the same waters, and a male junior record (current 11 pounds, 8 ounces, July 14, 2001).

He also awaits state line class and state male junior records. From IGFA (International Game Fish Association)