If you’re looking to catch some big cutthroat trout, it seems Nevada is the place to go.
To be specific, you should go to Pyramid Lake. A potential International Game Fish Association (IGFA) All-Tackle Length record 32.3-inch fish was caught on the lake on March 12.
Lou Varela used a black jig, and the big fish hit. Five minutes later, Varela had landed the potential record-breaker. He then measured the fish, got a picture, and released it back into the lake.
Pyramid Lake has been a source of big, record-breaking cutthroat trout over the years. Michael J. Sadar caught the current IGFA All-Tackle Length record (30.3 inches) on it on Nov. 15, 2014. The lake also produced the world record cutthroat trout for weight at 41 pounds way back in 1925.
Cutthroat trout average 6 to 22 inches, depending on where the fish is found, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
The IFGA is also investigating potential records for 19-pound trahira (wolfish), a 20-pound snapper (squirefish) and a nearly 17-pound channel catfish.