It was just another day fishing for Colbert, Washington fisherwoman Cathy Clegg.
On August 7, 2022, she was fishing off the dock at Loon Lake next to her family cabin when she reeled in a massive world record 27.42 lb tiger trout. The new world record was recently confirmed by IGFA officials.
Clegg told the news that she fought for almost 10 minutes to reel the large tiger trout in to shore.
“It took off and pulled my drag out like crazy,” Clegg told Field & Stream magazine.
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Loon Lake is a 1,100 acre known hotspot for catching tiger trout. It is located in Stevens County, Washington, 30 miles north of Spokane.
Clegg adds, “I was shaking. I was so nervous.”
Hatchery produced tiger trout are stocked yearly at Loon Lake by the Washington Fish & Wildlife. They began stocking tiger trout in the lake about 15 years ago.
“We would catch little ones. They get bigger every year.”, Clegg says about tiger trout fishing at Loon Lake over the years.
The world record tiger trout caught by Cathy Clegg at Loon Lake in Stevens County, Washington weighed 27.42 lbs, measured 35.5 inches long with a girth of 28 1/8 inches.