Kansas wildlife officials remove angler’s trophy catch of a lifetime from state record list

Kansas wildlife officials remove angler's trophy catch of a lifetime from state record list
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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Bobby Parkhurst had cause to celebrate in 2023 after he broke a nearly 60-year-old Kansas state fishing record dubbed a “catch-of-a-lifetime”. That is, he did until his catch was taken off the record list by wildlife officials.

What happened to Parkhurst’s supposed record?

A New State Fishing Record?

Parker caught the fish on March 5, 2023 at Pottawatomie State Fishing Lake No. 2 in northeast Kansas on a rod and reel, according to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. The fish measured 18 inches in length and 14 inches in girth and weighed 4.07 pounds.

The record beaten by Parkhurst last year measured 17.5 inches in length and weighed 4.02 pounds. This fish was caught by Frank Miller of Eureka, Kansas on March 30, 1964. It is once again the current state fishing record for white crappie.

At the time, Parkhurst said he was ready to throw the fish back in…

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