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Anyone can set a fishing record anywhere.
An angler from Illinois set a new fishing record in Missouri late last week. According to the man who caught the fish, he was on a trip with his family when he set the new record.
Jim Dain caught a 140-pound, 10-ounce paddlefish during a trip to Lake of the Ozarks, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. Dain said that inclement weather almost caused him to cancel the fishing trip, but he ended up going out anyway.
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Dain explained, “The forecast was calling for storms, and then it changed to no rain, so we went out, but it just kept getting colder. We weren’t having much luck, but decided to fish for another hour so we took another turn. And that’s when the drag on the reel started. It felt…