Bighead Carp Claims Unrestricted State Record

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Bighead carp claims unrestricted state recordSTUTTGART – A 70-pound fish on the end of bowfishing line conjures tales of the Amazon or maybe Africa.

Greg Mitchell’s tale comes from Arkansas County.

Mitchell, of Roe, got a draw on a 70-pound, 8-ounce bighead carp July 31 and managed to land it near Wilson Bridge on Wilson Road. His fish – 51 inches from nose to tail – is the state-record bighead carp taken with unrestricted tackle.

Wilson weighed the fish at the Stuttgart Post Office and it was verified by Lee Holt, an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries biologist.