Matt Smiley record trout

Matt Smiley lifts the new state brook trout record caught Oct. 8 by the angler. The fish lost some of its color after a long hike down from the mountain lake where it was caught.

Only 5 months after Colorado Parks and Wildlife certified a new state record brook trout for the first time in 75 years, the record was again reestablished by Matt Smiley of Lake City.

Smiley caught an 8-pound, 9-ounce brookie on Oct. 8 from Waterdog Lake, located on the east side of Lake City in Hinsdale County within the Uncompahgre National Forest.

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