Man breaks Utah’s Bear Lake cutthroat fishing record; Mac Attack Fishing Derby returns

Man breaks Utah's Bear Lake cutthroat fishing record; Mac Attack Fishing Derby returns
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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s fishing records continue to fall.

Officials from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said Monday that a 31-inch Bear Lake cutthroat trout caught in January officially broke a state record for largest of the species caught and released in the state.

Travis Hobbs caught the fish at Bear Lake on Jan. 17, according to the agency. His catch broke the previous Bear Lake cutthroat trout catch-and-release record of 27 ½ inches set by David MacKay on May 25, 2020.

State wildlife officials have a record book of fish caught in the state. It features dozens of catch-and-keep, catch-and-release, spearfishing, setline and archery fishing records.

MacKay’s previous Bear Lake cutthroat trout record was one of 10 new Utah fishing records that had been set in 2020. DWR officials said in December that they couldn’t remember the last time that many records were broken in a year.

Speaking of those records, MacKay still holds the largest splake trout caught in the state: a…

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