Four-Year-Old Sets World Fishing Record in Wind River Mountains

A four-year-old just set the world record in the "Female Smallfry" category for her two-pound golden trout she caught in the Wind River Mountains.

Jimmy Orr

October 01, 20211 min read

Evans world record scaled
(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Move over Josh Allen. You’re not the only person with Wyoming ties to make the big time.

Four-year-old Caroline May Evans recently set the world record for golden trout in the International Game Fish Association’s “female smallfry” category — the category for anglers under the age of 10.

The association, in the latest edition of its book listing world record fish catches, said Caroline caught the 2-pound golden trout in the Wind River Mountains in July.

“Caroline caught this beautiful trout on a worm while fishing the mouth of a creek entering a lake,” the IGFA wrote. “With the guidance of her father, she was able to successfully land this amazing fish.”

Where she was specifically?  True anglers won’t tell you. 

The Wind River Mountains is all the association is giving up.

The IGFA reports that Evans’ family weighed the fish, took some photos of the catch, and then released it to live another day.

“Congratulations to Caroline and her family for a spectacular catch-and-release and an unforgettable day,” the association wrote.

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Jimmy Orr

Executive Editor

A third-generation Wyomingite, Jimmy Orr is the executive editor and co-founder of Cowboy State Daily.