Post By: culinarypunk Posted: 6/23/2016 2:44:00 PMPoints: 81116
While sampling Lake DeSmet in late May, the Sheridan Fish Management Crew caught a large brown trout in one of the gill nets. The brown measured 34 inches and quickly “bottomed out” the 20 pound scale the Crew had with them. The Fish Manage- ment Crew speculates the fish probably weighed close to the state record, which is 25 pounds 13 ounces. The fish quickly swam away when it was released back into the lake.