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North Platte angler lands state record tiger trout

Walton Moore of North Platte with the record tiger trout he caught at Sutherland Reservoir inlet March 11.
Walton Moore of North Platte with the record tiger trout he caught at Sutherland Reservoir inlet March 11.

LINCOLN, Neb. – Walton “Ed” Moore of North Platte was bank fishing at the Sutherland Reservoir inlet March 11 when a tiger trout took the minnow he was drifting slowly on the bottom of the lake.

He reeled in the 6-pound, 13-ounce trout, which set a state record for rod-and-reel. The fish measured 25¾ inches in length.

The previous state record trout caught on rod-and-reel was 5 pounds, 7 ounces. It also was caught at Sutherland Reservoir.

Read all a list of all of Nebraska’s state fishing records at outdoornebraska.gov/nebraskafishspecies/#record.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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