Rock Springs Angler Catches Gigantic 44-Inch Lake Trout At Flaming Gorge

Rock Springs fishing guide Shane DuBois pulled in a 44 inch and 38 pound lake trout last Friday.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

February 23, 20212 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Now that’s a fish!

Summer and fall may have the reputation in Wyoming as prime fishing season but don’t tell that to Rock Springs fisherman Shane Dubois.

The professional fishing guide showed off his talents last week when he caught a gargantuan lake trout at Flaming Gorge.

“Damn, did you put a saddle on that beast?” asked one of his friends on Facebook.

“I thought about it,” Dubois said. “All I could do to just hold it with my elbows at my side for a decent pic.”

“That must have felt like you were hauling in a piano!” another friend wrote.

The monstrous fish looks about as large as Dubois. 

In reality, the fish measured 44 inches long and weighed 39 pounds.

A record? Nope. The record is 48 inches long and 50 pounds. It was caught in 1995, also at Flaming Gorge

Maybe it’s the same fish. After all, DuBois said he safely released this one back to the reservoir. 

People lose height as they grow older. Maybe fish do too. And he could have gone on a diet.

Regardless, this is nothing new for DuBois. His Facebook page is filled with gigantic monster fish he’s nabbed over the years. Some fish so large that two people are needed to hold them up.

Interested in catching gigantic, prehistoric monsters like Shane? He gives out free fishing tips on his numerous Facebook Live chats.

Nice job, Mr. DuBois!

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