Angler Breaks State Record with Huge Cutthroat

2020 is the year that cutthroat trout state records in Idaho fell. A few months ago we told you about an angler breaking the state catch and release record for Westslope cutthroat trout. Now another angler has broken the catch and release record for Yellowstone cutthroat trout.

According to KIDK News, Nate Burr was fishing the Snake river and things were going slow. Then things got exciting real quick when a monster trout hit on a streamer and the fight was on. They followed the fish nearly a half-mile in a drift boat before the landed the fish.

Burr snap[ed a quick photo, measured the fish, and released it. That secured burrs name in the record books with a fish of a lifetime that measured in at 31 inches. That broke the old record of 30.5 that was set back in August.

“It was one of those brutally slow days,” Burr said. “Hunting big trout on streamers means a day on the water can go from zero to 100 in a split second. That was exactly the case with this fish.”

Congratulations, Nate on the amazing fish.