57lb LAKER CAUGHT IN UTAH
FOURTEEN fish from 12lb to 35lb would make most freshwater fishing holidays memorable, but Utah’s Flaming Gorge Reservoir had one more surprise up its sleeve for Sidney Cellan. The American angler landed a 57lb lake trout on 12lb line, following a half-hour struggle, to set a new state catch-and-release record. Cellan said he reeled in the four foot-long fish from 80 feet of water. “Our guide estimated this fish was probably about 50 to 60 years old ,” he told the Idaho State Journal. The Idaho angler was jigging while on his annual fishing trip to the reservoir in June, and he returned the fish to the water after photographs. He claims to know the previous record holder, whom he said caught a 53-pounder about 12 years ago. Lake trout are found throughout most of Canada and into Alaska, as well as in the Great Lakes and in sections of the western USA where they have been introduced.