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July 30, 2008

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Pennsylvania Angler Has Landed More Than 60,000 Trout

From The Morning Call:

Way back in 1953, angler Bill Krauss Jr. decided it would be fun to start keeping a logbook of his trout catches.



He recorded his first fish -- a 7-inch brownie from the Little Lehigh Creek in Allentown -- on April 15 and went on to catch a total of 53 trout that season.



Fifty-five years and 61,074 trout later, what began as an innocent hobby has become an all-consuming passion for the 71-year-old Lowhill Township resident.



In 1983, Krauss’ annual trout tally surpassed 1,000 for the first time, and in 1989, his total surpassed 2,000. Nowadays, Krauss considers it a disappointment if his annual catch doesn't reach a minimum of 2,500 fish.

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