A state record was smashed by an angler on Loon Lake in June.
Below is the press release from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, copied in full:
State record shattered with 24-pound tiger trout caught in Eastern Washington
OLYMPIA – A massive tiger trout pulled from Loon Lake in Stevens County in late June has set a new state record, state fishery managers have confirmed.
The 24.49-pound tiger trout broke the previous record by a full 6 pounds, according to Bruce Baker, an inland fish biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
Angler Caylun Peterson caught the monster tiger trout on June 26, 2021, fishing in the early-morning hours in part to escape the triple-digit heat forecast for the day. Peterson said he’s been fishing Loon Lake — located about 30 miles north of Spokane — ever since he was a kid.
WDFW stocks a variety of fish in Loon Lake, including about 85,000 kokanee in late spring, several hundred jumbo…