Utah man breaks state spearfishing record at Fish Lake

Jacob Hansen, of Tooele, displays a tiger muskellunge he caught at Fish Lake in Utah, June 13, 2019. The 51-inch-long fish weighs 32 pounds. | Photo courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A Utah man has set a state spearfishing record.

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The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has announced 39-year-old Jacob Hansen of Tooele broke the state record for spearfishing a tiger muskie fish on June 13 at Fish Lake in Sevier County.

Hansen’s record-breaking fish is 51 inches long and weighs 32 pounds.

Hansen said he spotted the record-breaking fish while teaching his daughter how to spearfish at a family reunion on Fish Lake. Spearfishing is only allowed in certain areas throughout the state to protect the species.

Faith Jolley with the DWR said the previous record was set in 2013 at Fish Lake when someone caught a 46-inch, 28-pound tiger muskie.

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