Missouri has another record catch.
Steven Henson, of Bonne Terre, Missouri, caught the 3-pound, 14-ounce fish June 1 while fishing with a pole-and-line on the Mississippi River.
According to the MDC, the previous record for a river carpsucker was two pounds, three ounces -- in 2008 on the South Grand River.
Henson’s fish is the sixth catch to set a record this year, the department said.
Though common in the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and their major tributaries, the river carpsucker is "considered a sport fish, and is rarely taken on hook-and-line," the MDC said in its announcement.
Missouri recognizes record fish catches in two categories: "pole-and-line" and "alternative methods" that include archery and spearfishing.