Utah had a big year for state records in 2022, according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. They had 11 new state fishing records set last year:
Black bullhead: Set by Taylor Hadlock on July 19 at Quail Creek Reservoir. The fish was 16 inches long.
Black crappie: Set by Draygen Picklesimer on April 18 at Quail Creek Reservoir. The fish was 16 ¾ inches long.
White crappie: Set by Taylor Shamo Feb. 9 at Gunnison Bend Reservoir. The fish was 12 ⅞ inches long.
Bonneville cutthroat trout: Set by Eli Gourdin on April 18 at Lost Creek Reservoir. The fish was 25 ¼ inches long.
Colorado River cutthroat trout: Set by Eli Gourdin on March 25 at Currant Creek Reservoir. The fish was 22 inches long.
Tiger trout: Set by David MacKay on May 6 at Fish Lake. The fish was 29 ¼ inches long. This record was then broken by R. Wade Nielsen at Currant Creek on Dec. 26. He caught and released a 30-inch tiger trout. The record was then again broken just four days later on Dec. 30 by Fotu Katoa after he caught a 31.5-inch tiger trout at Joes Valley Reservoir.
Walleye: Set by Jon Torrence on April 15 at Utah Lake. The fish was 33 inches long.
Bonneville cutthroat trout: Set by Bryan Olsen on April 18 at Lost Creek Reservoir with a 4-pound, 12-ounce fish that was 24 ¼ inches long. However, that record was then broken by Willie G. Carollo on July 17, also at Lost Creek Reservoir. The new record fish was 10 pounds 2.24 ounces, 28 inches long and had a 17.5-inch girth.
Wiper: Set by Hunter King on June 18 at Newcastle Reservoir. The fish was 16 pounds 8.32 ounces, 31 inches long and had a 24-inch girth.
Although Montana didn’t have 11 records set in 2022, we did have six. Way to go to all record-setting anglers!
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