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November 12, 2010 6:37:52 AM PST
It's a whale of a trout.

Roger Hellen has earned a world's record for his 41-pound, 8-ounce brown trout.

The National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame certifies the record fish, caught on July 16 at the annual Salmon-A-Rama fishing contest on Lake Michigan in Racine, Wis.

Hellen tells The Journal Times a taxidermist is mounting the fish.

But stuffing a big fish is a big job.

Hellen says it will be ready in March and will cost him 800 bucks.