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Patrick Johnson uses bow to capture record carp
A new Ohio record carp taken by bow fishing has been certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee.
The new state record carp, weighing 53.65 pounds, was caught by Patrick Johnson of Toledo in the Sandusky County portion of Lake Erie’s waters. Johnson arrowed the carp June 9 using a fish point tethered with 200 pound test Fast Flight line. Johnson’s record carp is 45 inches long and 32¼ inches in girth.
His catch replaces the previous state bow fishing record carp that was arrowed in Sandusky Bay by Rich Cady on May 28, 2008, weighing 47.65 pounds and measuring 38 inches long. Ohio’s record fish are determined on the basis of weight only.
Ohio’s state record fish are certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee with assistance from fisheries biologists with the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Biologists from the Ohio Division of Wildlife District 2 office in Findlay confirmed the identification of Johnson’s catch.
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