by Tim Church
STONE COUNTY, Mo. – A Stone County man sets a state record for alternative method fishing.
The Missouri Department of Conservation reports, while fishing on Table Rock Lake in Stone County, on April 6th, James Wright of Cape Fair hooked himself a white bass, on a trotline.
Weighing in at three pounds, four ounces and a length of 18 and three fourths inches, this white bass sets a new state record for white bass in the alternative methods category.
Wright says catching a record-breaker was a dream for him and his father and he plans to have the fish mounted.
MDC Fisheries Programs Specialist Andrew Branson says they already have six new fish records for 2016, which is more than an entire year brings in sometimes. MDC staff verified the record-weight fish using a certified scale in Galena.