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.