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.


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

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