Idaho Angler Catches New State Record Cutthroat Trout At 25in

Idaho cutthroat trout
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The Gem State has a fishing record for Westslope Cutthroat Trout after angler Daniel Whitesitt of Post Falls broke the existing catch-and-release record of 24-inches.

It is extremely rare for Westslope Cutthroat Trout to grow over 20 inches. Anything close to that is a trophy fish to be sure. But Daniel Whitesitt managed to land a 25-incher while fishing on the Clark Fork River on April 13th, a Northern Idaho oasis for fly fishermen.

In a press release, Idaho Fish and Game announced that Daniel’s catch-and-release Westslope Cutthroat Trout record was official and bested the previous record set by Madison Nackos who caught a 24in fish on Priest Lake which is quite close to the Clark Fork River where Whitesitt caught his fish. Idaho Fish and Game also shared this photo of Daniel posing with his new record-setting cutthroat trout:

Idaho sate fishing record westslope cutthroat trout

Daniel Whitesitt / Idaho Fish and Game

The cutthroat trout is the ‘State Fish’ of Idaho which I find to be…

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