Angler breaks catch/release steelhead record from the S.F. Clearwater River

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IDFG by John Brumbaugh

 

Congratulations to Samuel Brumbaugh of Libby, Montana on his new state record steelhead. During a mid-April trip to the South Fork Clearwater, the young angler landed this 38" steelhead. After a quick measurement and photo, Samuel released the fish, and secured a new Idaho catch/release state record, beating the previous record narrowly by only an inch! 

Interested in landing a record fish? Check out the State Record Fish program and the guidelines for catch/release or certified weight records for more information.

steelhead being held underwater in the Salmon drainage March 2011
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steelhead being held underwater in the Salmon drainage March 2011