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Angler catches new state record bluegill on fly rod in Colorado

An angler caught a giant bluegill in Colorado this week to set the state record, check out these pictures!

Passes former record by 4 ounces and 2 inches

Gregory Wallace set out to catch some pike on a fly rod the week of June 12, 2019 at Totten Reservoir in the Southwest corner of the state. He unexpectedly tied into a Colorado state record fish in the process, although not a pike. 

Wallace now holds the state record for bluegill with a fish that measured 12 3/4 inches long and weighed 2 pounds, 9 1/2 ounces. He caught the fish on a sculpinator pattern while targeting pike. 

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