Thursday, February 29

‘Extremely fortunate’ angler makes unanticipated catch

Anthony Rozniak was fishing for catfish with his bro on the Missouri River previously this month and captured the unanticipated– a 3-pound skipjack herring.

Acknowledging that it might be a Missouri record, the anglers right away went to the St. Louis Regional workplace of the Missouri Department of Conservation and had the fish weighed on a licensed scale.

The 3-pound skipjack herring was authorized as a state record, and it connected 2 other catches in the pole-and-line department, the very first can be found in 2017 and the 2nd tape-recorded in 2019, both originating from the Osage River.

“We tossed some jigs out to see what existed and the very first fish I hooked into was a 1 1/2-pound skipjack,” Rozniak described to the MDC.

“The extremely next cast was double that size. We had actually just been out fishing for 15 minutes by the time I captured it. I took a look at my sibling and stated, ‘I dislike to cancel our fishing expedition, however we got a state record! We got to go!'”

It was Missouri’s 5th state-record fish tape-recorded in 2023.

“It’s amusing due to the fact that about 5 months earlier, I did browse the list of state records and stated to my sibling, if we did break one, it would be a skipjack,” he stated. “I truthfully never ever believed it would occur, however I feel very fortunate.”

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