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State Record White Perch Confirmed
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State Record White Perch Confirmed

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirmed a new state record for white perch in the state’s Atlantic division. Robert “Bob” Hudson, of Ocean Pines, unexpectedly landed the 1.85-pound white perch in the Isle of Wight Bay near Ocean City.  Hudson and a friend intended to go clamming, but saw some active fish in...

West Virginia Angler Breaks Blue Catfish Record
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West Virginia Angler Breaks Blue Catfish Record

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV — West Virginia’s navigable rivers continue to produce hefty catfish, including one that recently broke the state record for weight. On April 8, Cody Carver of Dry Branch, WV, caught and released a blue catfish that broke the state record for weight while fishing from a boat in the Marmet Pool of the...

Angler Crushes Blue Catfish State Record
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Angler Crushes Blue Catfish State Record

According to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Facebook page, there is a new record holder in the state for blue catfish. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Fisheries Bureau has certified a new state record blue catfish. Eugene Cronley, the lucky angler from Brandon, caught the 131 pound fish on...

Newly Approved IGFA World Records
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Newly Approved IGFA World Records

Weston’s Dorado Art Weston recently returned from a New Year’s trip to Argentina with several impressive record applications including this beautiful 21.09-kilogram (46-pound, 8-ounce) dorado. On January 3, 2022, Art was casting a topwater plug in the Uruguay River when this massive dorado struck. After a 10-minute fight he was able to land this beautiful...

Illinois Man Now Holds Missouri Paddlefish State Record
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Illinois Man Now Holds Missouri Paddlefish State Record

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Jim Dain of Pittsfield, Ill. for snagging a monster 140-pound, 10-ounce paddlefish March 18 at the Lake of the Ozarks. The latest record breaks the previous record of 140-pounds, 9-ounces set in 2015 on Table Rock Lake. Dain said he was on a fishing...

Jasper County Bowfisher Swipes First State Record of 2022
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Jasper County Bowfisher Swipes First State Record of 2022

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) confirms Josh Lawmaster of La Russell is the first state-record holder of 2022 after shooting an 8-pound, 5-ounce quillback from Table Rock Lake. Lawmaster was bowfishing March 15 when he shot the fish. His current record breaks the previous record of 7-pounds, 10-ounces set in...

Another Mega Muskie Caught
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Another Mega Muskie Caught

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirmed a Washington County man has set a new nontidal state record for muskellunge. Kyle Mullenix of Hagerstown caught the 33-pound, 49-inch long record muskie on March 2 along the banks of the upper Potomac River. Regarded as the “fish of ten thousand casts,” muskies are the largest...

New State Record Longnose Gar
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New State Record Longnose Gar

ROME, Georgia – Georgia anglers are on a roll. Within the last four months, three new state records have been caught! The latest state record fish is a longnose gar, caught by Rachel Harrison of Adairsville. Her catch, caught on March 19 on the Coosa River near Rome, weighed 31 lb, 2 oz, and replaces...

Record Muskie Landed in West Virginia
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Record Muskie Landed in West Virginia

On Saturday, March 19, West Virginia angler Luke King landed a 55-plus-inch muskie below the dam at Burnsville Lake that bests the current state-record fish by an incredible 11 pounds. It’s the third time the state-record mark has been topped in the last 5 years. It’s almost as if the muskies in West Virginia are...

Record Utah Chub Caught in Montana
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Record Utah Chub Caught in Montana

HELENA – Steve Hagen of East Helena reeled in a state record Utah chub on March 7 from Canyon Ferry Reservoir. The fish weighed in at 2.39 pounds and measured 15.9 inches in length and 10.4 inches in girth. The previous record Utah chub, caught at Canyon Ferry in 1992, weighed 1.81 pounds. Hagen’s catch adds...