Near State Record Brown Trout Caught And Released On Gull Lake


Well this is something you don’t hear about everyday.

A 30-inch brown trout was pulled out of Gull Lake near Nisswa Dec. 22 by Sawyer Goerges of Breezy Point while walleye fishing after sun down. Fellow angler Brady Roy was nearby, and was able to see the action.

“We were fishing for walleyes in 25 feet,” Roy said.

“It was caught around 5 p.m., using a bait called the ‘Big Ol’ Jerry Spoon.’ Sawyer believed he was hooked into a trophy walleye at the time of the catch.”

The next question you’re probably asking yourself is, trout in Gull Lake? It’s uncommon to catch a brown trout in Gull Lake, the fish likely transferred into the lake from Stony Brook (a designated trout stream) which empties into the lake.

The current Minnesota state record brown trout was caught in 1989 on Lake Superior and is listed at 16 pounds, 12 ounces. It was 31 3/8 inches in length with a 20 1/2-inch girth.

Like a true sportsman Goerges allowed a few pictures of the catch, then released the fish.