Unfortunately, we've had to revoke the catch-and-release fishing record set at Flaming Gorge earlier this summer. It was an honest mistake — and an incredible catch — but the angler’s fishing license had expired a couple of days before he caught the 48-inch lake trout. The previous record of 46.5 inches set by Ray Johnson in 1998 still stands.

This serves as a good reminder to make sure you have a valid license before you go fishing. We are reviewing our record fish application process and will make the necessary changes to ensure this type of error doesn’t happen again. On the bright side, the 48-inch fish is still out there. We hope you'll try to go catch him!