Man twirls in record breaking trout in Flaming Gorge

Photo credit: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Facebook.

FLAMING GORGE – Summer fishing is in full swing across Cowboy State. Despite the ever-changing weather that made its presence known, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources’ Facebook page announced that Matt Smiley caught a record trout in the Flaming Gorge last month.

Smiley caught a 48-inch lake trout, which put him at the top of the list as the current record holder for lake trout in the state of Utah. The 48-inch lake trout surpasses that of the second largest at 34 inches caught in the Upper Provo River in 2015. The third largest is 31.5 inches tall and dates back to 2011 in the East Canyon Reservoir.

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