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65-pound bighead carp caught in Kentucky River (a new record!)

There’s a new Kentucky record for bighead carp after Eddie Young of Woodford County reeled in a 65 pounder out of the Kentucky River, eclipsing the old record by one pound. Fishing Kentucky Lakes, Rivers and Creeks announced the new record on Facebook:

According to KyOutdoorTV.com’s story of the catch, Young caught the fish on his last cast of the day last Friday and he estimates it took him 45 minutes to haul it in.

“It took all my might to get him to the side of my little jon boat,” he said. “When I got it in the boat, I took it far away from the water because I didn’t want to take any chances on losing it. The only way I could describe the fight of that fish is taking your rod and hooking it to a 60-pound pitbull chasing a ball.”

Bighead carp is a form of Asian carp, a popular topic on KSR. The 65-pounder is nightmare fuel for swimmers.

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Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

4 Comments for 65-pound bighead carp caught in Kentucky River (a new record!)



  1. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    7:27 pm July 22, 2020 Permalink

    65 lbs of asian fertilizer.



  2. CJKAssassin123
    8:53 pm July 22, 2020 Permalink

    A Fishing vessel of Coronavirus!!!



  3. ClutchCargo
    1:30 am July 23, 2020 Permalink

    65 lbs of oily, bony trash. At least it’s out of the waterways now.



  4. brob324
    6:52 am July 23, 2020 Permalink

    Wait- which one is which?