ohhhh this brings back a sad memory.
a lot of years ago I was fishing a local lake in east Saint John (or close), trying for browns and land lochs. instead I was landing yellow perch after yellow perch. moving around in the lake made no difference, just more yellow perch.
I caught a big one. back then i like most others considered them garbage fish (i had never eaten one -ohps!), so i gutted it and used the eggs for bait. bigger ohps. no camera, yep , another ohps.
this yellow perch was 18", measured against my kayak. way bigger ohps!!!! no lol on this one. i never caught any browns or land lochs that day, and never realized it was a trophy or record fish until after that. some day i'll try for it's decendants, hope for another record, but there are still brown trout and land lochs there....