Man Caught Record-Breaking 140-lb Paddlefish

Pittsfield’s Jim Dain has just broken a Missouri record for snagging a 140-pound paddlefish at the Lake of the Ozarks - the biggest ever caught. The catch broke a previous record set in 2015. That time it was a 140-pound, 9-ounces fish caught on Table Rock Lake.

Dain caught the fish during a fishing trip with his family. He almost didn’t sail that day due to the fickle weather. Luckily, he decided to go anyway. Upon snagging the fish, a fellow fisherman told Dain that he might need to notify the state for a potential record breaking catch. And indeed it was, the record was certified soon after. Missouri state record fish are recognized in two categories: pole-and-line and alternative methods.

After all the process, Dain went on to enjoy his catch with his family. It’s safe to say they’re going to be eating paddlefish for a while.

Image: Missouri Department of Conservation

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