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Several new record fish have been caught in Utah since May

Posted at 2:03 PM, Jul 30, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Several Utah fish records have been broken over the past couple of months as it appears anglers have found a great way to social distance.

The Division of Wildlife Resources reported the following state records:

Matt Turner caught this black crappie at Deer Creek on June 11, 2020. It was 15.75 inches long, had a 12-inch girth and weighed 1 pound, 14 ounces.

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Michael Christiansen caught this record Yellowstone cutthroat trout at Johnson Creek on June 14, 2020. It was 10.5 inches.

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Kendall Johnson caught this record golden trout at Marsh Lake on June 16, 2020. It was 15.25 inches.

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David MacKay caught this record splake at Fish Lake on May 8, 2020. It was 34 inches.


That’s just one inch longer than the then-record splake Cade Tebbs caught at Fish Lake on January 4, 2020. It was 33 inches.

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