However, Maggiore was skeptical and kept fishing, hooking into his second state record just 30 minutes later. This time, though, it was a monster whitefish, which Maggiore knew was one for the books. Still, he put it on a stringer and continued fishing for few more hours until he landed the coho that he came there for.
Finally, at 2 pm, Maggiore headed to Henry’s, a local baitshop, to get the fish on a certified scale. The following day he had the burbot and whitefish verified by a state biologist, and has since become the official record holder.