This thing is a dinosaur.
If you fish with worms on the bottom for catfish, carp or sturgeon, you’ve probably caught your fair share of suckers. However, this Minnesota fisherman caught a silver redhorse of epic proportions. After being certified, it officially weighed in at 10 pounds, 6 ounces. This remarkably beat the old record, which has stood since 2004, by almost half a pound.
“We had been doing very well fishing for sturgeon, landing seven fish over the 60-inch mark,” Dustin Stone, who caught the big fish, said in an interview. “We started catching a bunch of suckers and redhorse before this fish, so this fish felt quite a bit bigger than the others.”
Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, as we all know. It’s also home to some of the best walleye, muskie, smallmouth and northern pike fishing on the planet. However, it seems now you might want to try your hand at some rough fish. Apparently, they bite pretty well up in Minnesota as well.