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The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has reported that a long-standing state record has been broken!
Breck Tuttle caught a 1 lb 2 oz, 14.5 inch golden trout on Atwood Creek forty two years ago. That catch, the previous Utah record golden trout, had held its status comfortably since 1977. After four decades, it seemed like the record might stand forever.
That all changed, however, when a young angler captured the throne on Thursday, October 17th!
What’s even more impressive than that record being toppled, however, is the age of this young angler!
Isaac Vance, at just thirteen years old — yes, you read that right — managed to usurp the Utah state fishing Record by landing this gorgeous fish.
The new record golden, caught on Marsh Lake, weighed in at 1 lb 2.88 oz and measured 14 7/8″ inches.
This marks the second tenured state record to fall this week. Joe Capilupo landed the new Illinois smallmouth bass record on Monday, October 14th in downtown Chicago.
Know of any other recent record catches? Let us hear about them in the comments below.