Colorado man lands lunker while fishing the Blue River in August.

To call this trout a lunker would be an understatement: 33 inches long, 17 pounds, 2.6 ounces.

That's the size of the Snake River cutthroat trout caught Aug. 28, 2005, in the Blue River by Rob Peckham, 48, of Oak Creek, CO. The fish set a state record for that species.

The size of the fish was confirmed by Bill Atkinson, aquatic biologist for the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) in Steamboat Springs.