Winona Missouri man gigs state-record Northern Hog Sucker

Winona Missouri man gigs state-record Northern Hog Sucker

CARTER COUNTY, MO (STL.News) The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Richard Bradshaw of Winona Missouri became the most recent state-record-fish breaker in Missouri when he gigged a northern hog sucker on the Current River in Carter County.  The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Bradshaw on January 27 weighed 2 pounds, 12 ounces with a length of 18.6 inches.  Bradshaw’s recent catch broke the previous state record by 4 ounces.

MDC staff verified the northern hog sucker’s weight on a certified scale in West Plains.  This is the first state-record fish of 2018.

Missouri state-record fish are recognized in two categories: pole-and-line and alternative methods.  Alternative methods include: throwlines, trotlines, limb lines, bank lines, jug lines, spearfishing, snagging, snaring, gigging, grabbing, archery, and atlatl.  For more information on state-record fish, visit the MDC website at


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