Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Power Bait, baby...






Scott Sandusky of Arnold, Mo., pulled in a new state record brown trout last month (28-plus pounds) from Lake Taneycomo near Branson using the spurge of the Western trout stream--Power Bait.

Hey, no offense taken here (I just hope he didn't throw the jar over the side of the boat). Good on Scott. I've taken my share of lake-bottom rainbows and browns on all sorts of canned bait while sitting in a lawn chair, generally hungover and more often than not, alseep (college, remember?).

Scott's big brown is one of many believed to thrive in the fertile depths of the artificial reservoir. In fact, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the lake is home to a cult-like gang of anglers who faithfully search out browns like the one Sandusky hooked last month.

"She was three feet long, and her back looked like it was six inches wide," he told the newspaper.

That's a huge fish, one most of us who chase browns with flies in the U.S. would happily declare the fish of a lifetime.

Congratulations, Scott. Now go wash that Power Bait off your hands.

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