A 10-year-old angler recently caught a fish that nearly broke a state record for Utah, leading to his post immediately going viral and catching national attention.
- Tyler Grimshaw — a 10-year-old from Utah — snagged a 41-pound lake trout out of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, according to The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
- Utah DWR said: “Ten-year-old Tyler Grimshaw recently caught this 41-pound lake trout at #FlamingGorge — caught and released by him self. Happy #FishFriday!”
- The photos below show young Grimshaw sitting on a boat with the massive fish in his hands.
Ten-year-old Tyler Grimshaw recently caught this 41-pound lake trout at #FlamingGorge — caught and released 👏 by 👏 him 👏 self. Happy #FishFriday! pic.twitter.com/iS65TRr1aB— UtahDWR (@UtahDWR) June 12, 2020
- According to Fox 8, the area is common for anglers since there’s a large amount of trout in the area.
- The Utah state record is 51 pounds, 8 ounces, according to Fox 8.
- Fox News said: “While the catch isn’t quite a record, it’s still an impressive feat for Grimshaw. When it comes to fishing, however, records are still being set all the time.”
Some extra context:
- Utah honored Free Fishing Day on June 6, giving people without permits a chance to fish in many Utah areas, as Lottie Johnson reported for the Deseret News.
- Randy Oplinger, sport fisheries coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, said in a statement on the division’s website, that June is an important time for fishing.
- Oplinger: “Because you don’t need a license to fish that day, it’s the perfect time to take a family member with you and introduce them to the sport. And, early June is one of the best times to fish in Utah. All of the fish in the state, both warm-water and cold-water fish, are active and willing to bite this time of the year.”