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Youth crushes Colorado smallmouth record

Updated: December 2, 2010, 10:46 AM ET
By Robert Montgomery | Senior Writer, B.A.S.S. Publications

Eleven-year-old Conner Peitsmeyer made the most of his new rod and reel while fishing with his father on a cold morning in November at Aurora Reservoir. The young angler used the spinning outfit and 6-pound line to catch a state record smallmouth weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 20 3/4 inches long.

Carl Dewey owned the previous record with a 5-12 bronzeback taken in 1993 at Navajo Reservoir.

"Any time someone lands a new state record, it's exciting for us," said Greg Gerlich, ...

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