The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed another new state-record fish, this time a quillback carpsucker. This marks the fourth state-record fish caught in 2015.
The state record for quillback carpsucker was broken by a fish caught by Garrett Reid of Nashville, Michigan, on Hardy Dam Pond in Newaygo County Saturday, June 20, at 10 p.m. Reid was bowfishing. The fish weighed 8.52 pounds and measured 24 inches.
The record was verified by Todd Grischke, a DNR fisheries biologist in Lansing.
The previous state-record quillback carpsucker was caught by Benjamin Frey, also on Hardy Dam Pond, Aug. 29, 2014. That fish weighed 8.25 pounds and measured 22.62 inches.
State records are recognized by weight only. To qualify for a state record, fish must exceed the current listed state-record weight and identification must be verified by a DNR fisheries biologist.
To see a current list of Michigan's state-record fish, visit michigan.gov/fishing.