New Idaho State Record Rainbow Trout!

August 12, 2009

Fly Fishing Idaho

Idaho State Record Rainbow

Fish and Game just issued this press release:

Record Trout Caught in American Falls Reservoir

Michelle V. Larsen-Williams of Pingree broke a 61-year-old record when she caught a new state record rainbow trout on the Snake River just above American Falls Reservoir on July 29.Michelle V. Larsen-Williams of Pingree broke a 61-year-old record when she caught a new state record rainbow trout on the Snake River just above American Falls Reservoir on July 29.

The fish weighed just over 20 pounds. It was 34 1/4 inches long with a girth of 22 1/4 inches. She caught it with a worm, on 14 pound test line and a 12 pound leader.

It is the third rainbow trout weighing more than 18 pounds that has been caught in the American Falls Reservoir, and right below and above it, this summer.

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11 Responses to “New Idaho State Record Rainbow Trout!”

  1. Beejalicious Says:

    Worm dunkers!!! I am shocked that fish room a worm. I would think it might take a kitten or a pheasant.

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  2. Fat Guy Alex Says:

    Chunky!

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    Dr Gillespie Reply:

    UR taking about the fish, right? Nice fish-bad photo

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    Fat Guy Alex Reply:

    uh… yea.

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  3. Eduardo Says:

    Nice one! I mean the trout.

    Regards.

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  4. Chubbs Peterson Says:

    Dr. i heard that the gal that roped this toad is available for a date? you guys could take a sanka can of worms and hit the res. :)

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  5. Southforkpig Says:

    Im not here to brag but, I just landed a 30′, 12.25#, 18 3/4 girth rainbow on a 6wt Scott s4 with a streamer!….I’m pretty stoked right now and was checking records. Anyone know if they keep separate records for gear used during catch?

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    Chubbs Reply:

    If they don’t they should. What a beast! Do u have some pics? We’d love to do a write up on it!

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    Southforkpig Reply:

    I Do! How do I post them?

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    Chubbs Reply:

    Email them to me at aaron@prospering.com and I’ll put then up and on Facebook on our site if that’s ok? Can’t wait to see Em.

  6. Southforkpig Says:

    I just sent ya couple pics

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