Yeah, I don't know that it will qualify either as a record. The state lists a record for "carp" but I thought that meant a common carp. If it indeed includes grassies as well then that record will prabably not live long even after this fish.Would a grass carp be eligible? I'm not sure how that works. Either way, I bet it was a thrill for him.
Now THAT is a carp! Awesome.here's a pic of the big ol girl
Grassies can be made sterile (triploid) when they are mixing the spawn in the hatchery. They get the eggs and sperm from fertile ( diploid) grass carp. If all grass carp where sterile then how would there be any. The entire Mississippi river watreshed is full of fertile spawning grassies, it would only make sense that they have made there way up to use. I know I've seen a increase in grass carp sightings the last 5 yrs. There were two nights on the Ohio river last summer when we saw 15-25 grassies in one night.I don't believe the grass carp, (white amur) is able to reproduce. I believe they are sterile.