Monday, March 5, 2012

Teen's first catch would have been one for the books

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A girl on her first trout-fishing trip landeda 19-plus-pounder that could have set the Arkansas record, but itwas the one that got away. Sarah Morton, 15, hooked the big troutin a catch-and-release zone of the North Fork River and, aftermeasuring it, had to let it go. The state currently does not countsuch catches in the record books.

Sarah, a student from Knoxville, Tenn., was on a group outingAug. 12 and was taking fly fishing lessons from John Wilson ofRussellville, captain of the U.S. Youth Fly Fishing Team.

"She was just kind of matter-of-fact about the whole …

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