5 Utah fishing records that were set in 2023

5 Utah fishing records that were set in 2023
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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s streams, rivers, lakes and reservoirs fared much better in 2023, resulting in great fishing conditions for many anglers.

Five anglers in particular left 2023 with a tale that ended in Utah’s century-old fishing record book. Two new catch-and-release records and three new spearfishing records were set last year. Those were:

Catch-and-release records

  • Clint Thurgood caught a 25 ⅝-inch long Bonneville cutthroat trout at the outlet below Lost Creek Reservoir on June 21. The previous record was 25¼ inches set at Lost Creek Reservoir on April 18, 2022.
  • Trevor Houston caught a 16 ½-inch long black bullhead at Gunlock Reservoir on June 30. The previous record was 16 inches set at Quail Creek Reservoir on July 19, 2022.

Spearfishing records

  • Shelby Peterson caught a striped bass weighing 24 pounds and 6 ounces at Lake Powell on May 19, shattering the…

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