Record-Breaking Tiger Trout at Loon Lake

July 12, 2022

Nick Zahniser

Nick Zahniser

The second that it tugged, Washington angler, Caylun Peterson knew it was a heavyweight fish. What he could not have guessed was that this tiger trout was a massive 24.49 pounds, easily beating the previous state record by 6 pounds. He headed out on Loon Lake in the early morning with a nightcrawler for bait and spinning tackle, he hooked the beast. with the intention of releasing it, thinking that it would grow within a year or two to an even bigger size, but failed to resuscitate it and ended up keeping it.

Not only did the trout comfortably earn a new state record but could very well be a potential IGFA world record, as the current all-tackle record is a 20-pound, 13-ounce fish caught in Lake Michigan in 1978.  

The Tiger Trout at Loon Lake

In the tranquil heart of the Pacific Northwest, nestled among the emerald forests and crystal-clear waters of Washington State, an angler’s paradise awaits. Loon Lake, a hidden gem of natural splendor, has recently found itself thrust into the spotlight, captivating the hearts and imaginations of fishing enthusiasts worldwide. What has caused this sudden surge of attention? It’s none other than the legendary and record-breaking Tiger Trout that have become the talk of the fishing community.

Tiger Trout, a striking hybrid of Brown and Brook Trout, have long been sought after for their elusive nature and breathtaking beauty. However, at Loon Lake, these aquatic marvels have achieved unprecedented sizes and numbers, propelling this serene destination into the annals of angling history. Anglers from far and wide now converge upon the tranquil shores of Loon Lake in hopes of landing the catch of a lifetime.

What Sets Loon Lake Apart?

But what sets Loon Lake apart from the countless other fishing spots scattered across the globe? Is it the pristine wilderness that surrounds it, or perhaps the mystique of the Tiger Trout themselves?

In this exploration, we will delve into the enigmatic allure of Loon Lake, charting the rise of these colossal Tiger Trout and uncovering the secrets that make this destination a must-visit for every fishing aficionado. Prepare to be captivated by the extraordinary world of record-breaking Tiger Trout at Loon Lake, where dreams of piscatorial glory come to life.

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Image courtesy of Matt Jeppson.


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