The 7-pound-10-ounce fish qualifies for a state record in the alternative method category.
The previous record of 6 pounds, 10 ounces was set this spring at Bull Shoals. The new state record is larger than the current world record by more than a pound, but does not qualify because world records only recognize fish taken by pole and line.
For more info on the quillback, visit nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=342.
For more on state-record fish, visit the MDC website at mdc.mo.gov/fishing/state-record-fish.