Trout Fisherman (UK) - - News & Views -

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.

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