The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has awarded a fishing license to a rainbow trout angler who caught it in the Ohio River in the western part of the state, officials announced Monday.
The rainbow trout, named for the rainbow color, was spotted in the waters off the Ohio, the westernmost state, in late November, the ODRNR said.
The trout was captured by Joe S. Miller, who caught the trout in a pond that was recently cleared of vegetation.
The fish was named after a local rainbow trout hunter who died in 2008.
The trout was caught by Miller’s son, Mike, and his father’s brother, Mike Miller, as well as the Ohio State Fish and Boat Commission.
It was caught in the lower Erie River and then brought to the DNR’s headquarters in Dayton, the DOR said.
The license is worth $150,000 and will go toward a new recreational license.