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New State Record Sunfish
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New State Record Sunfish

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Andrew Hunt of Hollister for becoming the new state record holder under alternative methods for redear sunfish. Hunt was bowfishing at Lake Taneycomo June 4 when he shot a 2-pound, 2-ounce fish. The previous record was a 2-pound, 1-ounce fish shot last year at...

The World’s Largest Recorded Freshwater Fish Caught
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The World’s Largest Recorded Freshwater Fish Caught

The world’s largest recorded freshwater fish, a giant stingray, has been caught in the Mekong River in Cambodia, according to scientists from the Southeast Asian nation and the United States. The stingray, captured on June 13, measured almost 13 feet from snout to tail and weighed slightly under 660 pounds, according to a statement Monday...

Potential Record Smallmouth Bass Caught
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Potential Record Smallmouth Bass Caught

Thomas Russell, of Albion, caught a new state record smallmouth bass Wednesday on Cayuga Lake. The super smallie weighed 8 pounds, 5.8 ounces, beating the previous state record smallmouth by almost two ounces. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has yet to officially announce the record, but we spoke to Russell earlier today...

New Buffalo (fish) Record Set
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New Buffalo (fish) Record Set

A bow fisherman from Bismarck, North Dakota, has set a new bow/spear state record. Mitch Estabrook arrowed a 60-pound, 8-ounce buffalo from Heart Butte Reservoir on May 16. It broke the previous record by 3 pounds, taken at Heart Butte Reservoir in 2017 by Derek Larson of Mandan. Buffalo are a native fish sometimes confused...

New State Record Common Carp
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New State Record Common Carp

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed Logan Kurhmann of Essex is the new state record holder for common carp (Cyprinus carpio carpio) in the state’s Chesapeake Division. Kurhmann, 24, caught the 49-pound carp June 4 while bass fishing in the Susquehanna Flats area of the Chesapeake Bay. Kuhrmann was using a spinning tackle with a plastic worm and...

State Certifies First State Record Graysby Grouper
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State Certifies First State Record Graysby Grouper

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries recently certified the first state record Graysby Grouper (Cephalopholis cruentata). George O. Dale of Wilmington caught the 2-pound, 3-ounce fish about 40 miles outside of Masonboro Inlet in about 100 feet deep water on May 31. The fish measured 15 inches total length (from the tip of the snout...

Record Walleye Landed in South Carolina
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Record Walleye Landed in South Carolina

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources recently certified a state-record walleye caught in the Upstate over Memorial Day weekend. Chris Edlund, of Spartanburg, and Dave Starzek, of Greer, caught a 10-pound, 1.44-ounce walleye from Lake Tugalo in Oconee County on May 29. Edlund pulled the fish in and is the angler on record, while Starzek...

New State-Record Flathead Catfish Caught
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New State-Record Flathead Catfish Caught

While fishing with cut bait recently in Berrien County, Michigan, an angler from Hobart, Indiana, caught a new state-record fish: a flathead catfish weighing in at 53.35 pounds and measuring 48 inches! Lloyd Tanner was fishing the St. Joe River, a tributary of Lake Michigan, in the early-morning hours of Sunday, May 29, when he...

World Records for May 2022
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World Records for May 2022

Forpsnaniak’s Asp and 100th  IGFA World Record IGFA Representative Jan Forszpaniak of Florida, US, was fishing the Po River, Italy, with IGFA Representative Paolo Pacchiarini when he landed this 67-centimeter asp to set the IGFA All-Tackle Length Fly World Record for the species. Jan battled the fish for 10 minutes before bringing the record asp to...