Lookout North Dakota, looks like there is a new record carp.
North Dakota has a new state record carp. As the report goes, this giant 31-pound, nine ounce bruiser was taken by bow and arrow out of Lake Etta-Alkaline by angler Derek Barnick. Measuring out to 36 inches long, it easily beat the old record of just 31 pounds arrowed back in 2003. That monster carp came out of the Sheyenne River and really stood the test of time.
Bow fishing for carp has been growing in popularity nationwide in recent years. During the summer months, it seems every other week a different state has a new alternative record carp. It's been neat to watch the growth of this sport explode with the help of more advanced bows and high performance arrows.
Most bow fishermen hit the lake at night. Carp and other rough fish species often cruise the shallows, making them easier targets.