10-Year-Old Utah Boy Catches 41-Pound Lake Trout Almost Breaking Record

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Credit: @UtahDWR

A 10-year-old fisherman recently caught a fish that nearly broke a state record for Utah.

Tyler Grimshaw, from Utah, hooked the 41-pound lake trout in the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, on the border of Utah and Wyoming, according to The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

“Ten-year-old Tyler Grimshaw recently caught this 41-pound lake trout at #FlamingGorge — caught and released by him self. Happy #FishFriday!”

– Utah DWR

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Credit: @UtahDWR

The Utah state record is 51 pounds, and while this catch isn’t quite a record, it’s still an impressive feat for the young boy.

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Lake Trout. Credit: Knepp Timothy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) is a freshwater char living mainly in lakes in northern North America. Other names for it include mackinaw, namaycush, lake char (or charr), touladi, togue, and grey trout. In Lake Superior, it can also be variously known as siscowet, paperbelly and lean. The lake trout is prized both as a game fish and as a food fish. Those caught with dark coloration may be called mud hens.

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Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

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