Jacob Downey and his record Otter Creek trout.
Photo courtesy of Vermont Fish & Wildlife
Sudbury Jacob Downey of Rutland caught the mother of brown trout in Sudbury April 14.
While casting in the Otter Creek at 8 a.m., the Rutland angler landed this 31-inch long, 16 pound, five ounce behemoth. T
he catch was filed in the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s Fisheries Program as an adult entry. The fish was harvested by Downey, a master angler.
Very good eats, we’d say.