Category: Fishing Reports News

Jefferson County angler catches new state record yellow perch

Jefferson County angler catches new state record yellow perch

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Sharon Christopher of Cedar Hill for catching a new state record yellow perch. Christopher was fishing at Bull Shoals Lake March 7 when she caught the 2-pound, 7-ounce fish. “I got lucky because I am not an avid fisherman,” laughed Christopher. “My husband and […]
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Lake Cascade produces another state record perch

Lake Cascade produces another state record perch

Congratulations to Adam Mann of Mosinee, Wisconsin, on landing the latest record yellow perch from Lake Cascade. After being weighed locally on a certified scale and inspected by a Fish and Game biologist, Mann was awarded a new certified-weight state record for his 3.22-pound perch that was 16.25-inches long. Mann landed the monster perch while […]
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Osage County angler catches 112-pound invasive black carp

Osage County angler catches 112-pound invasive black carp

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – An Osage County man got a surprise last week after catching a 112-pound invasive black carp from the Osage River. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has listed black carp on the Prohibited Species List – a list of species that may not be imported, exported, transported, sold, purchased, or possessed […]
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2021 Black Lake sturgeon season wraps within hours

2021 Black Lake sturgeon season wraps within hours

After only two hours of fishing, this year’s sturgeon season on Black Lake (in Cheboygan and Presque Isle counties) ended slightly after 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. The season, which included spearing and hook-and-line fishing, was scheduled to run Feb. 6-10, or until the harvest limit quota of six lake sturgeon had been reached. Anglers […]
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North Carolina Channel Catfish State Record Broken

North Carolina Channel Catfish State Record Broken

RALEIGH, N.C. – It took 50 years and one ounce to break the current state record for a channel catfish, but John Stone, of Pinehurst, now holds the new record after catching a 23-pound, 5-ounce catfish from a private pond in Moore County last September. The previous record holder was E.J. Bowden, of Rocky Mount, […]
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Cecil County Angler Catches Record Flathead Catfish

Cecil County Angler Catches Record Flathead Catfish

A Cecil County resident has officially been recognized by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources as the first-ever state record holder for the invasive flathead catfish. Joshua Dixon caught the 57-pound, 50-inch long flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivaris) on Dec. 27, 2020 fishing near the Lapidum Boat Ramp on the Susquehanna River. The 34-year-old angler was […]
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Angler Catches Maryland Record Gray Triggerfish

Angler Catches Maryland Record Gray Triggerfish

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has recognized Logan Liddick of Carlisle, Pa. as the new Maryland state record holder for the gray triggerfish (Balistes capriscus). The 34-year-old angler caught the 6.0-pound, 20-inch long fish on Sept. 25, while fishing near a shipwreck 14 miles off the coast of Ocean City. Using both clams and […]
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Dorchester County Angler Catches Record Florida Pompano

Dorchester County Angler Catches Record Florida Pompano

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has officially recognized 26-year-old David Schrock of Woolford as the second official state record holder for the Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) in the Chesapeake Division. Schrock caught the record-breaking 5.05-pound fish on Tilghman Island during the Labor Day weekend. The pompano had a fork length — measured from the […]
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FWC certifies new state record flathead catfish

FWC certifies new state record flathead catfish

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologists certified a new state record flathead catfish weighing 69.9 pounds, measuring 48.5 inches long, with a girth of 38.25 inches, caught by angler Lavon Nowling from Santa Rosa County. Nowling caught his flathead catfish on rod and reel using live bait in the Yellow River. “I’ve […]
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Pennsylvania New State Record Brown Trout

Pennsylvania New State Record Brown Trout

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is pleased to announce a new state record Brown Trout! On the morning of August 8, 2020, angler Robert Ferraro, 68, of Erie, departed Walnut Creek Marina along with three friends aboard his boat, ‘Heartbeat,’ to enjoy a day of fishing. The group was targeting […]
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New World Record Paddlefish Hauled From Keystone Lake

New World Record Paddlefish Hauled From Keystone Lake

A new world-record paddlefish has again been pulled from Keystone Lake near Tulsa, less than a month after the previous world record was snagged in the same lake by a client of the same fishing guide. Angler Cody James Watters of Ochelata is the newest owner of the rod-and-reel world-record title, after snagging a 151-pound, […]
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