All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Trout Transmissions

The state has been stocking Maine's largest lake with "robo-trout."
About 75 transmitter-equipped trout have been released in Moosehead Lake and its tributaries by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife as part of an effort to track them and maintain the right mix of fish.

Three of them have been caught by anglers, including Ken Snowdon, who nabbed one of the unusual fish back in January.

The trout Snowdon plucked from the icy waters was a trophy fish that was 23 inches long and weighed 51/2 pounds. It also had a thin, 10-inch antenna protruding from its orange-red belly that was transmitting a signal. [Link]

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