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New State Record for Cutthroat Trout Confirmed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has confirmed a new state record for a cutthroat trout caught on Ft. Patrick Henry Reservoir, Boone tailwater in East Tennessee.

Ten-year-old Palmer M. Tipton landed the record fish on July 22 which weighed 4 pounds, 12 ounces. The young angler used a nightcrawler as bait.

Palmer M. Tipton with the state record cutthroat trout caught on Ft. Patrick Henry Reservoir, Boone tailwater.

The new record breaks the previous mark which stood for less than a year. Daniel Scalf caught a 2 pounds, 8 ounces cutthroat last October on the South Fork Holston River.

TWRA Press Release