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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Boggs bags record whitefish

Lake Roosevelt fish weighed 7.86 pounds


Last updated 2/23/2023 at 11:04am

Courtesy Gavin Boggs

Davenport native and current Gonzaga student Gavin Boggs caught a record-sized whitefish on Lake Roosevelt Saturday, Feb. 11. The whitefish set the state record with measurements of 26.25 inches and 7.86 pounds.

LINCOLN - Davenport native and current Gonzaga University accounting student Gavin Boggs thought he was enjoying a somewhat slow afternoon of winter walleye fishing with his college roommate on Lake Roosevelt near the Lincoln boat launch Saturday, Feb. 11.

The pair was enjoying being on the water but had only secured one fish all day.

That changed when Boggs felt a heavy tug on his line. He thought he'd gotten the second walleye of the day, but what he got was much more significant: a massive lake whitefish, larger than any caught in Washington before.

Boggs took his potential record cat...

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