Enormous 140-Pound Paddlefish Caught Is New Missouri State Record

Enormous 140-Pound Paddlefish Caught Is New Missouri State Record
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  • An angler from Illinois just caught a new Missouri state record Paddlefish weighing 140-pounds and 10 ounces, just one ounce heavier than the previous state fishing record
  • Paddlefish are filter feeders and catching these fish is a unique fishing experience, they are also one of the strangest looking species around
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One angler from Illinois just snatched a new Missouri state fishing record by the thinnest of margins. He caught a gargantuan record-setting 140-pound, 10-ounce paddlefish on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks. The previous Missouri state record for Paddlefish was 140 pounds and 9 ounces, he beat that record by a single ounce!

If you were the previous record holder and someone swooped in and broke your fishing record by a single ounce, the smallest margin possible, you’d likely be stewing over that. The scales used to certify state fishing records (and IGFA world records) are all certified so even the…

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