Record lake trout caught in Lake Erie

The state Fish and Boat Commission confirmed that Todd Young of Nazareth, Pa., set a state record for lake trout with a fish weighing 29 pounds, 4 ounces. Caught May 6 in Lake Erie on a Northern King spoon trolled about 3 miles off Harbor Creek, the fish topped the previous record of 27 pounds, 13 ounces caught in Lake Erie in 1996 by Tom Illar Jr. of Apollo.

In other northern climates, lake trout can grow to more than 50 inches and tip the scales at more than 100 pounds.