SMITHVILLE, Mo. (AP) – A northwest Missouri man has caught a record-breaking fish using a bow and arrow.
The Department of Conservation on Monday announced Smithville, Mo., 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.
Carpsuckers are nongame fish in Missouri. For more on this species, visit the MDC online Field Guide.
Conservation makes Missouri a great place to fish. For more information on state-record fish, visit the MDC website.
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