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Big Fish Story



Wow, Bethesda's own Jean-Philippe Lartigue reeled in a new Maryland record with a 17.44 pounds rainbow trout from Antietam Creek! A tip of the hat for a catch that outdid a 1987 record by over 3 pounds. What a legendary fish tale!


This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.


Chrysanthemum, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6292
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Posted by

Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - that's quite a catch.  I am not a fisherman despite encouragement from my father.  My most memorable experience fishing came when I was a pre-teen. 

I vividly remember the trip as quite scenic.   My adventure in fishing led to reeling in a man's yellow long-sleeved shirt.  I am unsure of its weight, but it put up quite the fight for a twelve-year-old boy as I recall.   🐟

Feb 21, 2024 02:34 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. Hopefully it was a catch and release offering future opportunities for others. Enjoy your day.

Feb 21, 2024 04:00 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net


That is a beauty.  Congratulations to him.  Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Feb 21, 2024 04:34 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow that's quite the catch! Congratulations to Jean-Philippe!!!

Feb 21, 2024 04:47 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am not much of a fisherman, but that does indeed look like a really big fish, haha.

Feb 21, 2024 05:06 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is a very large fish. That creek has to have a lot of deep holes where it has been hiding for years.

Feb 21, 2024 05:43 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We have experienced fishermen in our family and will show them this Roy!

Feb 21, 2024 06:14 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Wow. I bet that was fun to reel in.

Feb 21, 2024 09:33 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Wow, Roy...that's a huge trout!!! I love to fish and did so quite often when we lived in FL.  

Feb 21, 2024 05:48 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I have never seen a 17 pound Rainbow trout.  I think the biggest I've seen was about 6 pounds.  That's a whopper!

Feb 22, 2024 08:30 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. Your feedback is always welcome.

Feb 26, 2024 07:54 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

Thanks for sharing this great story. There are always many fish tales about the size of the catch but that photo is certainly impressive.

Feb 26, 2024 11:42 PM