A 35.5 inch lake trout averages 15.1 pounds. That said I have seen 34 inch lake trout weight 12 pounds to 20 pounds(that was one big fat trout). Do you know what intrigues me more than the weight is being fortunate to catch a fish that long knowing it is 20 to 35 years old,probably about 25 years. It really makes you appreciate the area and how lucky you are.
What makes this country special is our public land-its our Heritage. Once it's gone it's not coming back.