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15-Pounder Shatters Utah Tiger Trout Record

by Dylan Polk   |  February 23rd, 2012 10

Trent PerryThe brand new Utah state record tiger trout has been confirmed, and it beat the old record by almost five pounds.

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Trent Perry of Santaquin, Utah, caught a 15-pound, .16-ounce tiger trout on Feb. 16 at Scofield Reservoir. On Tuesday, officials at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officially recognized Perry’s tiger as the new state record.

The fish, which measured 32 1/4 inches long with a 20-inch girth, shatters the previous record set by Michael Moon in 2007, whose trout measured 29 1/2 inches long with a girth of 17 1/8 inches and weighing 10 pounds, 12 ounces.

Officials say Perry caught another large tiger measuring 25 inches on the same day.

  • http://huntingholumstyle.wordpress.com Holum

    Congrats to the angler! Great fish!

  • Jim

    Isn't 15 pounds 16 ounces the same as 16 pounds or do they weigh things differently in Utah?

    • Dale

      look for the decimal point

      • 7mag

        With the decimal point, it would be 16/100 of an ounce heavier than 15 lbs. Maybe it should read 15.16 lbs.

  • Steve Nutter

    I was wondering the same thing mysef.

  • Michael Welter

    Where are they coming up with all these breeds, Three Mile Island hatcheries?

  • Mark Howe

    Is a Tiger Trout a hybrid of a Rainbow? It looks similar to the Gerard strain of Rainbows caught in Northern Idaho.

  • jerry

    Great fish.

  • Chad

    A Tiger trout is a Brown trout and a Brook trout. They are very aggressive fish. Nice catch!!!!

  • rt

    my son caught a 20 lb tiger in june-new utah state record-10yrs old on fathers day-best gift ive ever recieved-that a boy

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