July 9, 2013
Roger Burkert and his wife Linda of Ringoes, N.J. were fishing with Captain Jim Hotaling of Trolling Tina Charters on Lake Champlain, fishing out of Willsboro, NY, when he caught and released this massive 18-pound 11-ounce Lake Trout on June 20, 2013. Roger said this was his second largest laker that he has caught. His largest was in Canada and was 25-pounds 5-ounces. His previous largest New York Lake Trout, was 18-pounds 1-ounce and was caught in the Niagra River. Roger is quite the sportsman to release such a fish.