This lucky gal just landed a potential world record spotted seatrout!
The IGFA just announce the news that a new potential world record spotted seatrout has been landed.
Amanada Bottenberg was fly fishing the Indian River Lagoon system in Titusville, Florida when she landed this monster spotted seatrout. If approved by the officials, the fish will earn Bottengberg the new women’s 3 kg (6 pounds) tippet class world record.
Amazingly, Amanda’s potential world record spotted seatrout weighed an impressive 4.08 kg (9 pounds). The previous standing record for the women’s spotted seatrout on fly was only 2.38 kg (5 pounds, 4 ounces).
As an angler that has fished that area extensively, I can tell you that that particular area is certainly home to some of the largest female trout on the planet. The lush seagrass beds have long been an important part of the trout’s spawning during the spring and early summer.
Unfortunately, in recent years water quality in the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River systems has suffered greatly. With more and more seagrass beds dying off, large algae blooms and low oxygen rates continue to threaten the area.
The past two years have been a nightmare for public waterways on both the east and west coasts of the state of Florida. Massive fish kills took place in the Indian and Banana Rivers, and billions upon billions of gallons of polluted water has ruined many of the estuaries on the souther ends of the state.