AMERICAN FALLS – Congratulations to Brett Jones, of Rock Springs Wyoming on a new catch-and-release state record rainbow trout.
Jones caught the huge trout while fishing American Falls Reservoir on May 25. The 31.25-inch monster was just long enough to break the previous record of 30.5 inches, held by David Raisch since 2018.
State records are split for rainbow trout between common rainbows and the fast-growing Gerrard-strain trout found in the Coeur d’ Alene and Pend Oreille drainages. Lake Pend Oreille still holds the current catch/release record Gerrard rainbow trout at 36.5 inches.