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Racine County man has caught Wisconsin's biggest brown trout

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

A Racine County man has caught Wisconsin's biggest brown trout.

The D-N-R confirmed yesterday that the 41-and-a-half pound fish broke a state record - and it could very well be a world record.

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Roger Hellen of Franksville caught the brownie July 16th on Lake Michigan just north of Racine. The 39-year-old Hellen said it took a half-hour to bring it in. He was exhausted when it was all over - but he felt even more exhilarated. Hellen has asked the International Game Fish Association to confirm his brown trout as a world record. According to the group's Web site, the current record is 41 pounds, seven ounces - one ounce lighter than the fish Hellen caught.

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