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August 11, 2011

Record trout identified as hybrid

By Niels Nokkentved, IDFG

   Mark Adams of Pocatello caught a record breaking trout in the American Falls Reservoir on Monday, July 25.

   Idaho Fish and Game completed genetic and age analysis on the fish. The record fish is a rainbow-cutthroat trout hybrid - a female cutthroat trout mated with a male rainbow trout.

   The six-year-old fish weighed 34.75 pounds, and measured 41 1/8 inches long with a girth of 27 1/8 inches. It was caught on a 10-pound test line with a jig.

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