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Idaho family reels in monster rainbow trout in viral video

An Idaho family's fishing video is going all kinds of viral after they helped catch a MONSTER rainbow trout.

Heather Lusk and her family decided to go ice fishing last week at Cedar Creek Reservoir (also known as Roseworth) in Twin Falls County after she and her husband both received a day off from work due to flooding.

The family dropped a line in one of the previously used holes and soon after the pole was going nuts.

"At first, he didn't know how big it was," Lusk told KBOI 2News in a Facebook message. "He even let our daughter fight it herself in the beginning... because he had no idea what was on that pole."

After several attempts to pull in the fish, they finally managed to take a look at the catch: 14.2 pounds, 31.5 inches long and 19.75 inches wide.

The family posted the video online, which has surpassed one million views on Facebook.

"All three of us loved every minute of that experience," she wrote. "Looking back on it we cannot believe that it worked out. The pole was tinny (sic), the hook was tinny, and the test was tinny."

Through the process of the video going viral, many people have commented on the thickness of the ice -- wondering if it was safe to fish. Lusk said her husband measured the ice at six inches in many locations.

As big as the fish was, however, it's still far from being the largest in the state.

In 2015, an Idaho man caught an "unusually fat' rainbow trout in the Clearwater River, which weighed in at a whopping 28 pounds. The story made national headlines.


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