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Missouri Reports 5th State Record of 2018

Missouri Reports 5th State Record of 2018

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Kerry Glenn broke a Missouri pole-and-line state record by catching a 2-pound, 2-ounce goldeye on Truman Lake. (Missouri Department of Conservation photo)

At first, "I had no idea what I caught," said the angler who broke the state record for goldeye while he was crappie fishing.

A crappie-fishing trip turned into a state-record catch for a Missouri angler. But it wasn't a crappie.

"As soon as I hooked the fish I knew right away that it wasn't a crappie," Kerry Glenn said of the 2-pound, 2-ounce record-breaking goldeye he caught at Truman Lake during the Memorial Day weekend. "After getting the fish in the boat, I really had no idea what I caught."


The Missouri Department of Conservation reported Glenn's record catch, which was caught on a minnow, beat the previous pole-and-line record of 2 pounds even.


Glenn thought the fish might be a shad, but he found out the surprising news after he had it identified and weighed at the Lost Valley Hatchery.

"I was so shocked to hear that I caught a state-record fish," Glenn said in a news release from the agency. "It took a while for that to sink in, and once it did I couldn't be any prouder. I have fished Truman Lake my entire life and never thought I would catch a state-record fish, and just like that, I did."

Goldeyes are a part of the mooneye family, and most often found in the open waters of large rivers and lakes. Goldeyes have large eyes and prominent teeth on the jaws, roof of mouth, and tongue. Anglers often mistake the goldeye for skipjack herring while fishing for bait. — from Missouri Department of Conservation

Glenn's catch was at at least the fifth state record to be broken in 2018 in Missouri, which tracks records in pole-and-line and alternative methods:




  • River Redhorse: Maverick Yoakum, 10 pounds, 3 ounces (traditional method)
  • Blue Sucker: Bryant Rackers, 9-1 (alternative method)

  • Northern Hog Sucker: Richard Bradshaw (alternative method)
  • Yellow Bullhead: Michael Williams (alternative method)

See more Missouri state record catches

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