Jim Wallace – Record Trout Breaker Passes Away

TF&G has just learned that Jim Wallace has passed away at age 66.

Wallace was the angler who broke the state record for speckled trout in Baffin Bay in 1996 with a monster 33.13-inch 13 pound, 11-ounce sow.

“Jim was a true wade fishing machine for big trout. Arguably the best big trout fisherman ever,” said longtime guide and friend Jim Leavelle.

“He has probably 40 mounted trout over 8.5 pounds in his office plus the state record and another that is like 12.5 pounds.”

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the family with funeral and other expenses. Click here to contribute.

We send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of a man who did much to raise awareness to Texas trophy trout fishery.

TF&G Staff

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