An Oklahoma angler just fished his way into the record books after landing a Bighead Carp that weighed 28 pounds heavier than the current IGFA fishing world record for the species.
Angler Bryan Baker’s world record-sized bighead carp has gone viral. And he landed the first-ever Oklahoma state fishing record for this species while fishing on Grand Lake.
However, due to the nature of how he caught this carp, Bryan Baker is unable to apply for a new fishing world record. He ‘snagged’ or ‘foul hooked’ the fish and since he didn’t hook it through the mouth, it won’t qualify as a world record despite weighing 28 pounds more than the current world record.
Bryan Baker runs Spoonbill Wreckers and also caught these lunkers on his epic day on the lake:
Bighead Carp are an invasive species in the state of Oklahoma. Anglers are encouraged to capture and remove them from lakes as they “consume large quantities of zooplankton, aquatic insect…