Final week, Oklahoma angler Gabe Brannick caught a very large bighead carp. At 110.1 kilos, the carp is over 20 kilos heavier than the standing IGFA world report—a 90-pounder caught by Jeffrey Rorex in 2005.

Brannick was fishing with Excessive Water Information Service. They had been making an attempt to snag a paddlefish on the Neosho River when Brannick inadvertently hooked into the jumbo-size carp. For the reason that fish was caught by snagging, it isn’t eligible for the world report spot.

“These fish pack plenty of struggle and this one was like pulling the plug out of the river,”  wrote the Excessive Water Information Service in a Fb put up. “As of proper now, we’re pursuing the state report for Oklahoma.”

Based on the Oklahoma Division of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC), Bighead carp had been first launched to the U.S. from jap China by a personal fish farmer in Arkansas. The fish started to first seem in public waters within the early Eighties. The invasive carp’s feeding habits make it a direct competitor with Oklahoma’s sought-after paddlefish and different native fish and mussel species. 

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Excessive Water Information Service purchasers have caught giant carp earlier than. In March, the ODWC praised the clothes shop for catching and eradicating a 67.3-pound bighead carp. “Fisheries biologists have requested expert fishing guides for assist in capturing invasive bighead carp out of the Grand Lake system,” stated the ODWC in a Fb put up. “Shout out to Excessive Water Information Service…They’ve gotten us a couple of now and we merely can’t admire it sufficient.” 

Bighead carp usually are not at the moment listed on Oklahoma’s fishing data, although which will change due to Brannick’s spectacular catch. Eliane A. Gainer, Aquatic Nuisance Species/Fish Kill Coordinator for the ODWC, advised USA Immediately that she’s “working with higher-ups to see if I can get the inexperienced mild to acknowledge bighead carp in our state data.”

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