Utah fishing records broken in 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – Without a doubt, 2020 was a great year for fishing in Utah.

The Utah Division of Wildlife announced Monday that 10 new fishing records had been set for the state this year.

“This has been a record year for new fishing records – I don’t remember getting so many new ones in a year,” said Craig Walker, DWR’s assistant chief water officer. “The main reason the DWR chases record fish is to allow anglers to get recognition for their achievements. However, the DWR also lists records to inform anglers who may be looking for their own trophy of places they may want to fish. The public records are also a fun way to encourage anglers to get out on the water and hopefully spot some of the big fish that Utah has to offer. “

Here are the anglers who set fishing records in 2020:

LAKE TROUT
Set of Chance Scott in Flaming Gorge on July 17th. The Laker was 44 1/8 inches long, weighed 53 pounds, 15 ounces, and measured 37 7/8 inches in circumference.

Utah Division of Wildlife

Chance Scott

SPLAKE
Set of Cade Tebbs at Fish Lake on January 4th. The splake was 33 inches long. However, the record was later broken by David MacKay on May 8 at Fish Lake. MacKay’s fish was 34 inches long.

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Utah Division of Wildlife

David MacKay

BEAR LAKE CUTTHROAT TROUT
Also posted at Bear Lake on May 25th by David MacKay. The cutthroat was 27 1/2 inches long.

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Utah Division of Wildlife

David MacKay

YELLOWSTONE CUTTHROAT TROUT
Set by Kelly Anderson on October 3rd in Johnson Creek. This new record fish was 14 inches long.

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Utah Division of Wildlife

Kelly Anderson

GOLDEN TROUT
Set of Jonah Lewis at Marsh Lake on June 27th. His fish was 16 1/2 inches long.

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Utah Division of Wildlife

Jonah Lewis

COLORADO RIVER CUTTHROAT TROUT
Set by Brian Olsen at Current Creek Reservoir on September 5th. The cutthroat was 14 inches long.

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Utah Division of Wildlife

Brian Olsen

WIPER
Set by Trevor Tippetts on October 4th at the Minersville Reservoir. The wiper was 28 inches long.

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Utah Division of Wildlife

Trevor Tippetts

BLACK CRAPPIE
Set by Matt Turner on June 11th at Deer Creek Reservoir. The crappie weighed 1 pound, 14 ounces. It was 15 3/4 inches long and 12 inches in circumference.

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Utah Division of Wildlife

Matt Turner

COCANE SALMON
Set by Scott Parsons at Fish Lake on September 9th. The salmon weighed 4 pounds. It was 22 inches long and 12 3/4 inches in circumference.

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Utah Division of Wildlife

Scott Parsons

TIGER MUSKIE
Set of Maya Westerns at Fish Lake on September 12th. The musk weighed 36 pounds, 6 ounces. It was 50 inches long and 22 7/8 inches in circumference.

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Utah Division of Wildlife

Maya Western

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