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Fishermen catch huge rainbow trout where they didn't expect it

Shawn of the "Backing Boys" caught this gigantic rainbow trout in Skaha Lake on the weekend.
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October 16, 2019 - 6:00 AM

Most people know Skaha Lake in Penticton for the beaches, but after a big catch last weekend, it might soon be better known for the fishing. 

Sue Austin of Penticton posted a photo on a Penticton Facebook page of a whopping 18-pound, 33-inch-long rainbow trout caught by a friend of hers while fishing Skaha Lake on the weekend.

She says feathers were used for bait.

A video of the catch was posted Oct. 14 to the Backing Boys YouTube website which is billed as "just a bunch of friends based out of the Okanagan who fish B.C. and laugh along the way."

One of the Backing Boys, who identifies himself only as Shawn in the video, was pretty excited to scoop the giant trout out of the water, thinking at first it was only a few pounds.

Shawn took photos and weighed his exceptional catch before releasing it back into Skaha Lake.

He said it was the first time he's fished the lake.

According to the B.C. Ministry of Environment, Rainbow trout are typically two to 15 pounds.


Big rainbow trout caught in Skaha Lake

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