Todd Young of Nazareth had quite a catch on May 6.
Fishing on Lake Erie for the first time, Young nabbed a 29-pound, 4-ounce lake trout that the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission officially certified as a state record fish for the species on Wednesday.
Young, who recently graduated from Clarion University, caught the fish on a Northern King spoon about three miles offshore from Harbor Creek less than 10 minutes into the trip he took with his father and two friends.
According to a wire tag in the fish's snout, the fish was raised at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Allegheny National Fish Hatchery and stocked several years ago