PHOTO: 4-year-old girl lands record-setting trout

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By , WWJ Newsradio 950

A 4-year-old girl is giving professional fishermen a real run for their money after catching what's thought to be a world-record setting fish.

Little Caroline May Evans was fishing in Wyoming's Wind River Mountain Range when she snagged a 2-pound golden trout on July 8.

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The International Game Fish Association said the fish potentially sets the IGFA Female Smallfry Record for the species. The Smallfry category is for boys and girls age 10 and under.

Caroline was all smiles holding her record catch in a photo that was posted to Facebook.

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"Caroline caught this beautiful trout while fishing in Wyoming on a worm. After a quick fight and weighing, she was able to safely release the fish," the IGFA wrote. "This record is currently pending and under review."

It's not clear if there is a current Female Smallfry Record for golden trout. The IGFA's overall world record for the species stands at 11 pounds. That record-setting fish was also caught in Wyoming, back in 1948.

The IGFA says the golden trout is considered "one of the most beautiful of all freshwater game fishes" due to its coloration and markings. "It is considered to be a highly desirable and almost mystical species," the association explained.

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