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Record-setting 48-inch trout caught at Flaming Gorge

DAGGETT COUNTY, Utah — A record-setting trout was caught last month at Flaming Gorge Reservoir, according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

The 48-inch lake trout was caught by Matt Smiley of Fairplay, Colorado, who caught and released the fish on May 4.

The DWR said the trout set a state record on Wednesday; the DWR also said it doesn’t weigh catch-and-release records to prevent keeping the fish out of the water for a longer period of time.

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Man driving boat charged with homicide, DUI after passenger drowns at Flaming Gorge Reservoir

DAGGETT COUNTY, Utah — A man has been charged with homicide and DUI after a passenger fell from a boat and drowned at Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

According to documents filed Monday, Corey Eggleston is charged with automobile homicide as a third-degree felony and DUI as a class B misdemeanor.

The charges stem from a deadly incident at Flaming Gorge Reservoir May 11. Booking documents indicate Eggleston was driving a boat and made a sharp turn, sending all three occupants into the water.

None of the three were wearing life jackets, and one man drowned.

Eggleston and the other occupant were treated by medical responders and cleared.

Deputies said Eggleston smelled like alcohol when they interviewed him and said he admitted to them he had been drinking on the boat.

Eggleston was booked into the Uintah County Jail, as Daggett County no longer operates a jail.