Another fishing record is sneaking in before the year ends.
Due to the pandemic and the resulting shutdowns, many states have seen a higher than average number of anglers this year. And, even as the weather gets colder, people are still out on lakes, reeling in record-breaking fish.
Alex Veenstra set a new rod-and-reel state record in Idaho on Dec. 20, according to a press release from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The angler reeled in a 30-pound, 4-ounce mirror carp measuring in at 36 inches.
According to the press release, Veenstra’s catch bested the previous record by 10 pounds. That record had only been set in September of this year.
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