TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A Utah man has set a state spearfishing record.
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 southern Utah.
Hansen’s record-breaking fish is 51 inches (about 129 centimeters) 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.