WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — There are 36 species of fish in Kansas that have a record holder.
According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks (KDWP), “All potential state record fish must be identified by a Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks district fisheries biologist or regional fisheries supervisor before being recorded. The fish must be weighed on a certified scale before it is frozen. And, a sharp, color photo must accompany the completed application. Only species listed on the Kansas State Record list will be accepted at this time.”
Below is a list of those 36 state record fish:
The biggest American Eel was caught in the Kansas River by Ralph B. Westerman, of Manhattan, on June 23, 1987. Westerman used a rod and reel with a green worm to catch the 4.44-pound, 35 1/4-inch eel.
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