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Record Skipjack Snagged!

I often wonder if anglers head out in search of catching fish or catching big, record-breaking fish!

For one Missouri angler legally snagging for skipjack and spoonbill connected on breaking the alternative method record.  Steven Wangler began his quest snagging for skipjack but was not having much luck, so he gave up for a while and tried for other fish.  Much to his surprise, he snagged the record skipjack.  Though not caught on the traditional method of casting and reeling, the Missouri angler clinched the record!

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“The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Steven Wengler of St. Louis became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he snagged a skipjack herring on the Mississippi River. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Wengler on April 17 weighed 1 pound, 14 ounces. Wengler’s recent catch broke the previous state record of 1-pound, 10-ounces, caught in 2016.”

“MDC staff weighed the skipjack herring on a certified scale in Defiance. Wengler said he gave the skipjack herring to MDC to use for research.”

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“This is the fifth state-record fish so far this year. 2017 is shaping up to be a year for state-record fish,” said MDC Fisheries Programs Specialist Andrew Branson. “The mild weather we have had means more anglers are fishing, and catching big fish.”

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