Martin Kegel Hooks A Whopper

  • Martin Kegel and his catch.

    Martin Kegel and his catch.

By Pam Sturdevant

Martin Kegel of Frazier Park hooked this massive 17 pound trout on Monday, Feb. 2 at Lake Evans in Buena Vista Park (25 miles southwest of Bakersfield, off Highway 119).

As he tells the tale, there were “about four other guys” with him and “none could believe he hooked the fish only on the lip.”

Kegel says it is the biggest trout he’s ever caught, and he felt “more than excited.”

This is part of the February 27, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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