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Big Fish Ice Fish

Raquette Lake, NY Big Fish

Photo by Rachel Pohl

Big Fish caught in Raquette Lake, NY on February 23, 2011. Weighing in at 17 pounds and 37 inches. Based on many facebook comments and deduction crowd consensus labels this a Lake Trout. Or a Monster. Congrats to local Long Laker Mike Lance for making the venture. Common questions.. how big was his auger? How did the tip ups not fall into the lake?

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5 responses

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  2. rob sprogell

    Looking carefully at this story with my uneducated eye, it is more likely that this fish was 37 inches and weighed 17 pounds, but what do I know about fish?

    February 26, 2011 at 7:52 am

    • Long Lake

      I think you should have your eyes checked. I think your brain is playing tricks on you. It says 17 pounds, 37 inches. Hmmmm… I think you’re feeling a little Long Lakey!

      February 26, 2011 at 1:10 pm

  3. I’m curious if Rachel Pohl, the accredited photgrapher, is any relation to the late Bill Pohl who lived during the summer out on Indian Point, Raquette Lake.

    Bill was a ham radio operator (W2TRK, if memory serves) who helped me with my Morse code practice one summer back in the late 1960’s.

    Jeff Bauer, WN1MB
    Winsted CT

    December 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    • Long Lake

      I finally got you an answer. Sorry it took so long, but Rachel’s mom was out of the country until just last week, so I had to wait for her return. Dean and Donna Pohl own the WW Durant Boat in Raquette Lake and Rachel Pohl is their daughter. This is what Donna had to say about your question.

      W.D. Pohl, aka Bill Pohl, was Dean’s father, Rachel’s grandfather, the man for whom our son Bill Pohl is named. He was one of the original ham radio operators in NYS….his license plate W2TRK! Dean grew up listening to the clickety clack of morse code.

      Thanks for asking and for checking out our blog!

      Alexandra Roalsvig
      Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism
      Town of Long Lake

      February 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm

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