A Colorado man snagged a monster-sized fish in Utah, shattering the state record for largest lake trout to be caught.
According to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Matt Smiley of Fairplay, Colorado set a new record after catching and releasing a 48-inch lake trout from Flaming Gorge Reservoir last month in Utah.
Pictures posted to Twitter by The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources show just how unbelievably impressive and huge this record-setting trout really is.
We have a new state record! Matt Smiley of Fairplay, Colorado, caught this record catch-and-release lake trout at Flaming Gorge on May 4. It was a whopping 48 inches long! pic.twitter.com/JqsJNnKHTI
— Utah DWR (@UtahDWR) June 12, 2019
The current record for largest lake trout caught in Colorado stands at 46 7/8″ inches, which was caught and released from Morrow Point Reservoir by Ryan VanLanen.
What We Believe
We are driven by our deep respect for our environment, and our passionate commitment to sustainable tourism and conservation. We believe in the right for everyone - from all backgrounds and cultures - to enjoy our natural world, and we believe that we must all do so responsibly. Learn More