Wildlife agents catch record-breaking size carp fish

A grass carp weighing almost 100 pounds was recently caught in a Louisiana lake, and it could have broken world records if it had been caught in a fishing competition. This remarkable catch was made by biologists from the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries on March 11 during their routine spring sampling of Lake Concordia. The carp, measuring 49.5 inches long and weighing 92 pounds, surpasses the “all-tackle” world record set in Bulgaria in 2009 by four pounds.

Grass carp are plant-eating fish that are native to Asia and have been utilized in the United States since the 1960s to manage aquatic vegetation in inland bodies of water. This is the first time that a grass carp has been seen in Lake Concordia, according to biologist Shelby Richard, who stated in a news release that the carp most likely migrated through Cocodrie Bayou and the control structure into Lake Concordia.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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