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Wyoming biologist nets huge Utah sucker in Jackson Lake

January 1, 2019

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologist has netted a huge Utah sucker from in Jackson Lake that would have been a state record if he had been using a hook and line.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Monday that Clark Johnson captured the sucker while using a gill net to catch and count lake trout in October. It weighed 9.25 pounds (4.2 kilograms), compared with the Wyoming record for a line-caught sucker, which is 8.25 pounds (3.7 kilograms).

Johnson says he released the fish back into the lake.

Utah suckers are a native species, but Wyoming manages them as nongame fish. There are no limits or seasons for nongame fish, and they can be taken by bow and other unconventional means.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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