Laurel teen lands new state record Rocky Mountain sculpin
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: March 23, 2022

BILLINGS – Montana’s newest state record fish, caught by Bridger Burroughs of Laurel, weights in at .063 pounds, eclipsing the old record of just .050 pounds.

Burroughs, 14, caught the 5-inch state record Rocky Mountain sculpin from the Yellowstone County Canal west of Laurel using a small plastic worm cast from an Ugly Stick rod on March 15, 2022. The weight of the fish was verified on a certified scale in Billings and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fisheries biologists positively identified the species.

The previous record Rocky Mountain sculpin was caught by Brad Sullivan of Billings from Belt Creek north of Neihart in July 200