Whitman County Gazette 

New state record for tiger trout


LOON LAKE — A new state record for tiger trout has been set at 24.49 pounds.

The fish was caught at Loon Lake north of Spokane.

Caylun Peterson caught it on June 26 with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife later confirming the record.

The previous record was 18.49 pounds, set in 2015 at Bonaparte Lake in Okanogan County.

Tiger trout are produced exclusively in hatcheries. They are a sterile hybrid fish crossing a brown trout and a brook trout.

Look Lake is stocked with 10,000 tiger trout annually in the fall.


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