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This brown trout had a red-streak on its side, making it a rare catch for area angler Allen Webb. -- Photo submitted.

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Most fish stories are about size. This one is about color.

Back on the morning of June 16, former Pierce County resident Allen Webb, now residing in Eau Claire, was fishing the Eau Galle River in between Elmwood and Spring Valley where he's native to. He caught an 18 inch brown trout that had something unusual on it when he reeled it in after about 5-10 minutes after it bit the line of his Cabela rod.


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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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