Jim Bohleber first fished Schroon Lake way back in 1979 while on vacation. He may not recall his first catch, but he definitely remembers his last – an 8 lb. 1 oz. lake trout, aka a “laker”. The fish measured 29 inches long. So how did Jim land this big boy? Jim told us via email:
“I caught it on a metal jig in about 60 ft of water. I did not eat it. I practice catch and release. Actually, catch, photograph, and release. The only fish I do eat are the ones that are legal size, that are not going to live. I think I ate 2 lakers all last season. The last time I saw this guy, he was headed back to the deep".
Jim didn’t do it all alone – his delightful wife Mary was on the net! Email us about your recent catches at firstname.lastname@example.org