Record Rainbow Trout Caught in Idaho

POCATOLLO -- There are eatin- sized rainbows and then there are mountin'-sized fish that rewrite record books and provide a fishing tale of a lifetime for the lucky angler that reeled it in.

Mark Adams of Pocatello, Idaho is that angler according to the Idaho State Journal as he landed a record rainbow trout weighing 34.74 pounds while fishing the American Falls Reservoir in southeastern Idaho. The record rainbow trout broke the state record by 14.72 pounds and Idaho Fish & Game officials are checking on how it ranks in the lower 48. Accrding to, it might in fact be the biggest.

According to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), the all-tackle world record rainbow trout is 48 pounds, caught in Lake Diefenbaker, Canada by Sean Konrad.

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