Breckenridge 11-year-old catches lake trout the size of a small dog

BRECKENRIDGE — Breckenridge local Tanner Wilson, 11, caught an estimated 30-pound lake trout, sometimes known as a mackinaw fish, while fishing with his father Tuesday, April 21, at a Summit County reservoir.

It was a “once-in-a-lifetime catch …” his father, Matthew Wilson, said. “Any fisherman would love to catch a fish that size.”

While Tanner reeled in the fish by himself, his father helped him net the gigantic trout.

After posing with his catch, Tanner returned the trout to the water as quickly as he could.

Read more about the catch on our partner site Summit Daily.

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