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Record catch reported at 1984 Irvine Lake opener

Record catch reported at 1984 Irvine Lake opener

Nov. 1, 1984: About 1000 fishermen gather at Irvine Lake for opening day of trout fishing.

This Cliff Otto photo appeared in the Nov. 2, 1984 Los Angeles Times. The Nov. 2, 1984 Fishing Report column in the Los Angeles Times sports section reported:

The trout season opened at Irvine Lake Thursday and Richard Hightower of La Mirada caught a lake-record fish, 13 pounds 8 ounces to go along with his five fish limit of 35 pounds 8 ounces

The catches ranged from from two to eight pounds, a lake spokesman said, with the best fishing from boats. …

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