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Record breaking: Man catches 48-inch lake trout in Utah

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Matt Smiley caught a 48-inch lake trout at Flaming Gorge in May, breaking the state record. (Photo courtesy of Utah DWR){ }

FLAMING GORGE, Utah (KUTV) - Another Utah fish record has been broken.

According to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR), Matt Smiley caught a 48-inch lake trout at Flaming Gorge in May.

He later released the fish back into the water.

Smiley now holds the current catch-and-release state record for lake trout--stripping other record holders of their titles.

Just last month, Heather Litke was honored by DWR for catching the largest catch-and-release fish in Utah history.

She caught a 44.5 inch striped bass.

For more information about record fish caught in Utah, visit wildlife.utah.org