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Jim Bahen of Cloquet recently landed a lake trout that came in at 44 inches long and 36 pounds. (Photo courtesy of Jim Bahen)

Holy trout, that's a big one

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Jim Bahen of Cloquet had no intention of releasing the huge lake trout. An avid Kamloops rainbow trout angler, Bahen knows those big lake trout eat lots of young rainbows in the spring.

Bahen, 48, was trolling stickbaits off the McQuade Small Craft Harbor in Lake Superior when he hooked the big lake trout. After a half-hour battle, he managed to get it in the net. It was 44 inches long and weighed 36 pounds, Bahen said.

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