Jacob Brewer, of Layton, recently caught-and-released a tagged lake trout at Bear Lake. He reported the number to biologist Scott Tolentino who was able to determine that the fish was 37 years old. Tolentino said that lake trout are similar to humans in that the cartilage continues to grow throughout their lives. People get larger ears and noses as they get older, while lake trout get exceptionally large fins. Tolentino could tell by looking at its fins that the fish was very old.
Anglers report hot fishing.