Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

A 34-pound rainbow trout? Wow!!!

Mark Adams and his 34.74-pound rainbow

Mark Adams of Pocatello, Idaho, is probably getting a lot of phone calls right now.

Not only did Adams catch a new state record rainbow trout, he shattered the existing record by more than 14 pounds. Adams’ catch, taken from American River Reservoir,  measured more than 41 inches in length and weighed a whopping 34.74 pounds. Idaho authorities are researching other states’ records to see whether the fish is a record for the lower 48 states.

The world record of 48 pounds was caught in 2009 from Canada’s Lake Diefenbaker.

Hat tip: J.R. Absher at the Outdoor Pressroom.