Not a trout but I was throwing a buzz bait a few years ago in one of the lagoons off of Presque Isle Bay in Erie for pile. I was running Spider wire / Fire Line / some sort of braid on my rig and pitched the buzz bait next to some weeds / stumps. It no more than hit the water, there was a huge splash, my rod bowed and snapped back and that was it. I reeled up the slack line to fine my braid neatly cut. I have no doubt that was one of the top 3 biggest fish I'd caught had I gotten that far. It hit like a truck and I never saw it.