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New Record Carpsucker Taken in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Another record fish for 2015, and this carpsucker is a big one. 

Josh Brooks was bowfishing on Canton Lake, Oklahoma on May 10 when his arrow connected with a 9.64-pound carpsucker. Even though this fish was taken by bow, Oklahoma has a record division for fish that meet or exceed state rod and reel records by non-traditional means.

The previous non-traditional carpsucker record was taken back in 2008 weighing in at 8.11 pounds.

According to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, the current state record for a carpsucker, by rod and reel, is only 7.11 pounds taken all the way back in 1990.

As you may guess, that record seems like it might stand for a little while longer.

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New Record Carpsucker Taken in Oklahoma