FLAMING GORGE, UTAH – A Colorado man has set a new record for catch-and-release lake trout in Utah.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says Matt Smiley of Fairplay caught his 48-inch fish at Flaming Gorge on May 4.
Utah DWR says it does not weigh catch-and-release fish so they can get back in the water faster, so there’s no record of the fish’s weight.
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