Fishermen caught record-breaking fish in a number of classes, together with catch-and-release, catch-and-keep, and spearfishing, wildlife officers mentioned this week.
The large-fish tales of 10 Utah anglers simply went official. Of the state’s 68 fishing data, 11 now have new holders and greater fish, the Utah Division of Wildlife Assets (DWR) introduced this week.
One of many profitable fishermen, Eli Gourdin, truly broke two data this 12 months. He caught and launched a 25-inch Bonneville cutthroat trout in Misplaced Creek Reservoir and a 22-inch Colorado River cutthroat trout in Currant Creek Reservoir.
“The first purpose that the DWR tracks file fish is to supply anglers with recognition of their achievements,” DWR Aquatics Assistant Chief Craig Walker mentioned. “The general public data are additionally a enjoyable option to encourage anglers to get out on the water and hopefully encounter among the giant fish Utah has to supply.”
2022 Utah Catch-and-Launch Information
- Black bullhead: Set by Taylor Hadlock on July 19 at Quail Creek Reservoir. The fish was 16 inches lengthy.
- Black crappie: Set by Draygen Picklesimer on April 18 at Quail Creek Reservoir. The fish was 16¾ inches lengthy.
- White crappie: Set by Taylor Shamo Feb. 9 at Gunnison Bend Reservoir. The fish was 12⅞ inches lengthy.
- Bonneville cutthroat trout: Set by Eli Gourdin on April 18 at Misplaced Creek Reservoir. The fish was 25¼ inches lengthy.
- Colorado River cutthroat trout: Set by Eli Gourdin on March 25 at Currant Creek Reservoir. The fish was 22 inches lengthy.
- Tiger trout: Set by David MacKay on Might 6 at Fish Lake. The fish was 29¼ inches lengthy.
- Walleye: Set by Jon Torrence on April 15 at Utah Lake. The fish was 33 inches lengthy.
2022 Utah Catch-and-Maintain Information
- Bonneville cutthroat trout: Set by Bryan Olsen on April 18 at Misplaced Creek Reservoir with a 4-pound, 12-ounce fish that was 24¼ inches lengthy. Nevertheless, that file was then damaged by Willie G. Carollo on July 17, additionally at Misplaced Creek Reservoir. The brand new file fish was 10 kilos 2.24 ounces, 28 inches lengthy, and had a 17.5-inch girth.
- Wiper: Set by Hunter King on June 18 at Newcastle Reservoir. The fish was 16 kilos 8.32 ounces, 31 inches lengthy, and had a 24-inch girth.
2022 Utah Spearfishing Information
- Striped bass: Set by Darvil McBride on April 30 at Lake Powell. The fish was 6 kilos 3 ounces, 27¼ inches lengthy, and had a 17-inch girth.
- Non-native cutthroat trout: Set by Ryan Peterson on June 4 at Fish Lake. The fish was 3 kilos 14 ounces, 22½ inches lengthy, and had an 11-inch girth.
Utah officers started monitoring data for harvested fish within the early 1900s. You’ll be able to view all of the state fishing data on the Utah Division of Wildlife Assets’ web site.
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