It’s been one helluva year for trout fishing in the state of Colorado.
According to FOX News, Matt Smiley, a tackle salesman from Lake City, Colorado, caught a massive eight-pound, nine-ounce brook trout from Waterdog Lake on October 8th.
Smiley’s trout measured 26.25 inches in length and 16 inches in girth, according to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CWP).
The angler weighed in on the catch:
“The experience of this catch has been surreal, and it took a few days to soak in. It’s a really special fish.”
Smiley said he typically releases the fish he catches, and keeping the trout was a tough one. Due to the massive size of the trout, he plans to get the fish mounted:
“I’ve released so many over the years, but it was one of those deals where I made a quick decision and wanted to give this fish the recognition it deserves.”
The state brook trout record has been broken three times in only the last five months.
Tim Daniel of Granby broke the…