Wowza! That's a whopper. I love fishing. Growing up in Tucson, where we had to drive to the mountains to fish -  but we did because we loved it. Then I moved to Anchorage Alaska where I got some fantastic fishing experience, salmon galore and even deep sea halibut. However, nowhere can beat the lakes and rivers that Idaho has for fishing. Close proximity to living but far enough out to get that out there feeling. Who knows maybe this year is your year to catch a beast like this guy...

According to KTVB, Boise's Scott Turner was fishing on the Clearwater River on the south fork over the weekend and set a new Idaho state record. On Sunday Scott wrestled in 39.25 inch steelhead. That is beastly.

According to Idaho of Fish and Game, steelhead in Idaho usually are not seen over 30 inches. In over a decade and nearly a quarter of a million steelhead evaluated by Fish and Game biologists in Idaho, only see 0.002% of them over 38 inches long. This is the fishing lotto, seriously, Scott should buy some tickets.

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If you are into fishing you may recognize the name Scott Turner from Boise. He has set multiple records on a variety of species. He actually had the Idaho state record for largest Steelhead in 2017 but it was taken by Samuel Braumbaugh shortly after.

I am sure Scott is feeling pretty good about getting that title back. According to CBS 2, With his lasted record-breaking catch, Turner is now the only person who has set a state record for catch-and-release steelhead twice.

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