Missouri man breaks record for shooting biggest carpsucker

4 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, June 09 2015 Jun 9, 2015 Tuesday, June 09, 2015 5:10:07 AM CDT June 09, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

SMITHVILLE (AP) - A northwest Missouri man caught a record-breaking fish using a bow and arrow.

The Department of Conservation on Monday announced Smithville resident Jonathan Randall broke state records in alternative fishing for snagging the river carpsucker.

In bowfishing, fishers use a bow or crossbow that shoots an arrow attached to a string. After shooting the fish they can haul in their catch.

The carpsucker Randall caught from Smithville Lake weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces. It was more than two feet long.

The previous record holder's fish weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces.

 

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