March was a big month for breaking Missouri fishing records

7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago April 10, 2016 Apr 10, 2016 Sunday, April 10 2016 Sunday, April 10, 2016 2:41:00 PM CDT in News
By: Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter
Joshua Cole set a state record with a 30-pound drum he caught while fishing at Table Rock Lake. Courtesy : The Missouri Department of Conservation

COLUMBIA - March was a record-breaking month for Missouri fisherman.

According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, four state fishing records were broke in March, which made it one of the best months in recent years.

Breaking four state fishing records in one month is big because sometimes there aren't even that many records broken during an entire year. For example, in 2013 Missouri fisherman only broke three records.

However, none of the March record-breaking catches were big-game fish. The March records included two Black Buffalos, a Goldeye and a Drum.

Joshua Cole of Reeds Springs broke the most recent record this past March. Cole caught a 30-pound Drum at Table Rock Lake. 

For a full list of Missouri state fishing records and information on how to apply, go to The Missouri Department of Conservation's website.

 

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