New Lake Record 14.62 Lb. Rainbow

Topaz Lake - Gardnerville, NV

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Congratulations to Patrick Prudhel! He caught the new water record for rainbow trout from Topaz Lake on January 1(the season opener!). The fish weighed 14 pounds 10 ounces and was 33 inches long. The old record was 13 pounds 8 ounces caught by Tony Hemmah on April 1, 1998.

Patrick’s fish is a hefty one, with the state record not too far out at 16 pounds 8 ounces from Ruby Lake NWR on February 10, 2011 by Mike Mott.

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