Tiny fish leads Missouri fisherman to state record catch

photo credit: Photo by MDC Staff, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation.

By Michael Hollan| Fox News

Missouri's Department of Conservation Missouri says an angler is officially in the state's records books after catching a fish that looks like it could fit in the palm of his hand.

An official with the Missouri Department of Conservation announced that Robert Audrain III from St. Louis had set a state record by catching the 4-ounce sunfish on July 3rd. Audrain was fishing at a private pond in Franklin County when he caught the fish.

At just 4 ounces, this sunfish was more than large enough to break the previous record.

Audrain explained, “I was fishing off my father-in-law’s dock at a private lake a little south of Eureka. I was using my handline and it was the first line I threw in when we caught the fish.”

The MDC said the previous record of largest sunfish weighed in at 3 ounces and was set in 1993.

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