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Wenatchee angler lands potential record lake trout on Lake Chelan

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:49 am with No Comments »
February 15, 2013 9:29 pm
Phil Colyar of Wenatchee holds his state record lake trout. The fish weighed 35 pounds, 10 ounces, beating the previous record by 3 ounces. (Photo by Anton Jones/Darrell and Dad's Family Guide Service)
Phil Colyar of Wenatchee holds his state record lake trout. The fish weighed 35 pounds, 10 ounces, beating the previous record by 3 ounces. (Photo by Anton Jones/Darrell and Dad’s Family Guide Service)

Phil Colyar of Wenatchee has caught a potential state record for lake trout, landing a 35 pound, 10 ounce fish on Lake Chelan Feb. 4.

The current record was a 35 pound, 7 ounce fish caught by John G. Hossack Dec. 31, 2001 on Lake Chelan.

Colyar was fishing above the narrows and when the fish hit a purple Worden Lures U2 Flatfish with a chartreuse bill in about 270 feet of water, said Anton Jones of Darrell and Dad’s Family Guide Service.

The lunker measured 44 ½ inches long with a 28-inch girth.

The fish has qualified for the state record, but the process has not been completed yet, said a state official.

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