A 28-pound rainbow trout was caught in a northern Idaho river last week—which would have been the largest in state history– but it had to be released due to state laws protecting the threatened species.

“It’s the biggest rainbow trout I’ve seen,” Steve Liebenthal, the public information specialist from Idaho Fish and Game, told FoxNews.com.

The fish was hauled in on Jan. 8 by angler Larry Warren on the idyllic Clearwater River.

The catch was remarkable. Biologists took a look at the photo and confirmed that the fish did appear to weigh around 28 pounds and guessed that it was somewhere around seven years old.

“We have no reason to believe this fish weighed any less than reported,” Liebenthal said.

Warren caught the fish using a six-pound test line, OutDoorHub.com reported.

The largest rainbow trout in the state was recorded in 2009 and weighed 20 pounds, KBOI2.com reported. This fish would demolish the record, but was not weighed on a state-certified scale.

A steelhead trout is a rainbow trout longer than 20 inches. These fish with a clipped adipose fin– which is located behind its dorsal fin– may be kept in other waters in the state. This particular fish’s adipose fin was intact so it was required to be set free. The fish was also protected because it was caught on a river that mandated throwing the species back. Steelheads, indeed, are considered to be “threatened,” under the Endangered Species Act.

“That’s probably why it grew so large,” Liebenthal said.

Source: www.foxnews.com

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Slouse – Fishing in Slower Territories Vinyl 2LP

Slo-mo house in its best deep shape, including the rare, sought after Maurice Fulton remix of Alice Smith’s “Love Endeavour.” Compiled by Rainer Trueby. We live in hectic, turbulent times. It seems seasonable and reasonable to slow things down a bit. In fact: slow house down to what they’re calling now, Slouse, implying down-to-earth club music, with a foot tapping under 116 beats per minute. House music and its many sliding genres have ruled the clubs and charts, and a special focus on slo-mo house is well-deserved. Rainer Trueby has become a guarantee for vanguard soulful dance music and club tunes with a special vibe. He has gained approval not only as a DJ but also with successful compilations such as Glucklich, Maiden Voyage on Compost, DJ-Kicks (K7) and compilations for Nuphonic, King Street, Talkin’ Loud, and other labels. Rainer Trueby is an artist who spreads love like in the good old days, and he has selected here some of the best tunes on the planet – some rare and sought-after such as the rare Maurice Fulton remix of Alice Smith’s “Love Endeavor,” as well as in-demand tunes like S3A’s “Deep Mood Act2,” or Ron Deacon’s “Untitled.” There are also amazing discoveries like the Moonstarr tune, and the Laid Back remix by M.ono, as well as a few underrated tracks. All the tunes here are worth the grab and will get played again and again. It’s a full palette of slo-mo house flavors and moods as Rainer Trueby takes us on a magical trip into his imagination of Slouse. The result is a future-classic compilation with melodic and groovy masterpieces, made for your home, garden, car, etc. Other artists include: The Blaxploited Orchestra, Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt, Fetsum, Paskal & Urban, Sello, Egyptian Nipples, Session Victim, Bambooman and Eckoclick. – See more at: http://turntablelab.com/collections/daily-arrivals/products/rainer-trueby-slouse-fishing-in-slower-territories-vinyl-2lp#sthash.QG6Ztw38.dpuf

Congratulations Tommy & Kevin!

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Tommy Caldwell and partner Kevin Jorgeson just completed the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall in Yosemite Valley, arguably the hardest rock climb in the world.

We would like to congratulate Tommy Caldwell and his partner Kevin Jorgeson on the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall in Yosemite Valley. Tommy first conceived the idea of the climb in 2007 and, seven years later, summited the route on the afternoon of January 14, 2015 after spending 19 days on the wall—and with much of the climbing world watching the last pitches via a live video stream.




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