Four-year-old sets world record for fishing in Wind River Mountains – Sheridan Media


This story first appeared on Cowboy State Daily

By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily

Move over Josh Allen. You’re not the only Wyoming-connected person to hit the jackpot.

Four-year-old Caroline May Evans recently set the world record for golden trout in the International Game Fish Association’s “small female fry” category, the category for anglers under 10.

The association, in the latest edition of its book listing world record fish catches, said Caroline caught the 2-pound golden trout in the Wind River Mountains in July.

“Caroline caught this beautiful trout on a worm while fishing the mouth of a stream entering a lake,” the IGFA wrote. “With the advice of her father, she managed to land this amazing fish.”

Where was she exactly? Real fishermen won’t tell you.

The Wind River Mountains are everything the association gives up.

IGFA reports that Evans’ family weighed the fish, took pictures of the catch, and then released it to live another day.

“Congratulations to Caroline and her family for a spectacular catch and release and an unforgettable day,” the association wrote.

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