A bighead carp pulled from Lake Pepin has set a record, WCCO reports.
According to the Minnesota Departmentof Natural Resources, the fish weighed 47 pounds, making it the largest individual carp caught to date. It was pulled in on November 16 by Myles Rolbiecki, a commercial fisherman.
Tim Schlagenhaft of the DNR’s Mississippi River team at Lake City, said, “It adds more evidence that Asian carp continue to work their way up the Mississippi River.”
The Asian carp is a nonnative species that can wreak havoc as they invade new waters.