Sedalia angler hooks state-record goldeye
Kerry Glenn of Sedalia became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a 2-pound 2-ounce goldeye on Truman Lake May 25 using a rod and reel. It broke the previous state record of 2 pounds. Glenn was crappie fishing using minnows for bait when he caught the goldeye. “As soon as I hooked the fish I knew right away it wasn’t a crappie,” Glenn said. “After getting the fish in the boat, I really had no idea what I caught.” He thought the fish might be a shad, he said, but after taking the fish to Lost Valley Hatchery to get it identified and weighed, he found out he had caught a state-record goldeye. In a news release about the record-breaking catch, the Missouri Department of Conservation said goldeyes are part of the mooneye family and are most often found in the open waters of large rivers and lakes. Goldeyes have large eyes and prominent teeth on the jaws, roof of the mouth and tongue. Anglers often mistake the goldeye for skipjack herring while fishing for bait, the news release said. For more information on state-record fish, visit http://on.mo.gov/2efq1vl.