Record-setting trout caught at Utah's Flaming Gorge Reservoir, officials say
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    Record-setting trout caught at Utah's Flaming Gorge Reservoir, officials say

    A fisherman reeled in an eye-poppingly huge catch from the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Utah last month; a record-breaking trout.

    Matt Smiley of Fairplay, Colo., caught and released a 48-inch lake trout on May 4, according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR).


    Smiley's fish blew the others out of the water, setting a state record, the DWR confirmed on Wednesday. The organization did not weigh the catch and releases fish to avoid having to keep it out of water for a prolonged period of time.

    This is the fourth time a record-breaking fish was caught in the same waters.

    Ray Johnson held the state record for the largest catch-and-release fish when he reeled in a 26-5/8-inch salmon in 2004.

    In 1997, two other record-breaking fish, a 14-1/4-inch chub and a 19-inch sucker, were also caught in Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

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    Hey Shooter,

    That! That is the BIG UN! Wow!

    Later, Mark
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    we just spent 5 days with the grandkids on the Wyoming side of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. About 17 miles from our house.

    There are big, BIG fish in that lake! Stuff stories are made of, as told by divers working on the dam, some 458ft of water there.
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