Angler Sets New Oklahoma Record for River Carpsucker

Angler Sets New Oklahoma Record for River Carpsucker
Angler Sets New Oklahoma Record for River Carpsucker

Angler Josh Brooks has set the new state-record for a river carpsucker in the unrestricted division. His fish weighed 9 pounds, 6.4 ounces and was 25 3/4 inches long and 17 3/4 inches in girth.

The Ringwood resident harvested the fish while bowfishing early May 10 near the mouth of the North Canadian River at Canton Lake. The fish was later weighed on a certified scale in Cherokee and verified by Chas Patterson, northwest region fisheries supervisor for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

The unrestricted division recognizes fish that tie or exceed the current state record for rod and reel, but are taken by legal means other than rod and reel, such as bow and arrow, gig, spear, trotline and jugline.

Brooks' new unrestricted state-record river carpsucker replaces the previous record of 8 pounds, 11.8 ounces, taken with bow and arrow in April 2010 by Jeffrey Ray at Fort Cobb Lake. The current rod and reel state-record river carpsucker is 7 pounds, 11 ounces, caught in April 1990 by W.C. "Bill" Kenyon in a Canadian County pond.


Anglers who believe they might have hooked a state-record fish must weigh the fish on an Oklahoma Department of Agriculture-certified scale in the presence of three witnesses, and a Wildlife Department employee must verify the weight. The Wildlife Department also recognizes anglers with its Lake Record Fish Program.


For a complete list of state-record fish and the procedures for certifying a state record, and for details about the Lake Record Fish Program, check the "Oklahoma Fishing" guide or go online to wildlifedepartment.com.

Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

New Spinning Reel for Finesse Fishermen

New Spinning Reel for Finesse Fishermen

As Pure Fishing's Andrew Upshaw explains, reel making giant Abu Garcia has done it again at ICAST 2019 with a new spinning reel geared towards finesse fishermen.

13 Fishing Inception SZ

13 Fishing Inception SZ

Florida angling pro Jessie Mizell knows that the saltwater found in Sunshine State coastal fisheries can wreak havoc on even the best fishing gear. But with 13 Fishing's new feature laden Inception SZ saltwater baitcasting reel, tackling inshore and light tackle saltwater game fish just got a whole lot easier!

Electric Filet Knife from Bubba Blades

Electric Filet Knife from Bubba Blades

As OSG's Lynn Burkhead looks on, Josh Neville shows off the cordless and corded versions of a new electric filet knife from Bubba Blades.

Berkley

Berkley's Surge Shad

Major League Fishing pro Scott Suggs has relied on the Berkley Surge Shad lure concept for years, using similar designs to capture MLF titles and a $1 million dollar FLW Forrest Cup win. With new features in the Surge Shad, Suggs tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead that even he can find success out on the water!

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Fishing for nighttime crappie gets you out of the summer heat and puts more fish in the cooler.

By Other Freshwater

6 Tips for Nighttime Crappie

Keith Sutton - June 19, 2017

Fishing for nighttime crappie gets you out of the summer heat and puts more fish in the...

North Dakota Game & Fish Department said the 16-9 walleye doesn't qualify for record. Walleye

Record-Sized Walleye Was Foul-Hooked, Agency Says

G&F Online Staff

North Dakota Game & Fish Department said the 16-9 walleye doesn't qualify for record.

You can catch bluegill faster with these strategies. Panfish

Find and Fish Bluegill Beds Efficiently

Terry Madewell - May 22, 2019

You can catch bluegill faster with these strategies.

While catfish are still catfish, the difference between day and night tactics and strategies can be profound, even when fishing the same lake or river. Catfish

How to Catch Catfish Day and Night

Terry Madewell - April 04, 2018

While catfish are still catfish, the difference between day and night tactics and strategies...

See More Trending Articles

More News

Also, poaching cases being investigated in Arizona, Montana. Records

Angler Drowns, Elk Freed From Hammock, Another Missouri Record

G&F Online Staff - November 08, 2019

Also, poaching cases being investigated in Arizona, Montana.

Ranger Boats founder, bass-tournament icon, family man. News

Fishing Icon Forrest L. Wood Passes at 87

Lynn Burkhead - January 25, 2020

Ranger Boats founder, bass-tournament icon, family man.

8 state fishing records have been broken this year in the Old Line State. Records

Maryland Record Gray Triggerfish Caught

G&F Online Staff - November 04, 2019

8 state fishing records have been broken this year in the Old Line State.

Adam Heggenstaller takes over after 14 years with NRA Publications. News

Game & Fish Magazine Names New Editorial Director

G&F Online Staff - May 23, 2019

Adam Heggenstaller takes over after 14 years with NRA Publications.

See More News

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.