Poplar Bluff angler gigs state-record northern hog sucker

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  1. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Boom, down goes another record, what a great fish!!!

    Poplar Bluff angler gigs state-record northern hog sucker

    MDC congratulates Jeff Rowland on breaking the state record by gigging a 2-pound, 8-ounce northern hog sucker on the Current River.

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Jeff Rowland of Poplar Bluff became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he gigged a northern hog sucker on the Current River in Ripley County. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Rowland on Oct. 15 weighed 2 pounds, 8 ounces with a length of 18.3 inches. Rowland’s recent catch broke the previous state-record held by his cousin of a 2-pound, 3-ounce northern hog sucker gigged in 2010.

    “I knew it was big fish when I gigged it, but I was shocked to see it outweighed the state-record,” Jeff Rowland said.

    Once MDC gave Rowland confirmation he had a state record, Rowland said he was super excited. “I can’t believe I now hold the alternative methods state-record for northern hog sucker!” he said. “I am just glad it’s another Rowland holding the record.”

    MDC staff verified the northern hog sucker’s weight by weighing on a certified scale in West Plains.

    Missouri state-record fish are recognized in two categories: pole-and-line and alternative methods. Alternative methods include: throwlines, trotlines, limb lines, bank lines, jug lines, spearfishing, snagging, snaring, gigging, grabbing, archery, and atlatl. For more information on state-record fish, visit the MDC website at http://on.mo.gov/2efq1vl.

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  2. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Thats a good sucker.
     

  3. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    That sucks. I had my eye on that record.
     
  4. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Just don't go calling it a "Trash Fish"...... :wave1:
     
  5. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Go 3lb'r or go home.... :wave1:
     
  6. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    This says it all right here....

    “I can’t believe I now hold the alternative methods state-record for northern hog sucker!”

    Who wouldn't want to make that exclamation!!! :D
     
  7. Due to my ignorance with fish recognition other than bass, crappie, catfish, etc. I would have reeled that thing in and immediately cut it free thinking it was some kind of alien life form. I wonder how many state records I’ve done that with ?
     
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  8. timberdoodle

    timberdoodle Senior Member

    Aug 10, 2013
    Stanton mo
    Don't give up hope , there's one born every minute
     
  9. Reflex

    Reflex Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sullivan, MO
    All I see is fresh fried fillets!
     
  10. Muleskinner

    Muleskinner Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2006
    Osage County
    I have never weighed any but believe I have gigged bigger.
    Good eating but boney basturds. Scoring tight and you still get some.
     
  11. Wings Fan 19

    Wings Fan 19 Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2008
    Kansas City, MO.
    Where the eff does someone come up with hog sucker for a ritarded looking feesh?
     
  12. Muleskinner

    Muleskinner Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2006
    Osage County
    Well they suck the bottom and are spotted like a Poland China hog?
     
  13. oneshot 1

    oneshot 1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Ozarks
    Caught my Biggest Redhorse this year, caught some Hog Mollies but nothing that big.

    oneshot

    :D The Big Grin eats them because she don't have to worry about bones.
     
  14. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Maybe it was a skinny dipping incident. :thinking:
     
  15. DonJuan

    DonJuan Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    S.E. Mo.
    Hmmmm fresh hog off the rivers tasty! Just wish they stop posting this semo info :)
     
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  16. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Jealousy is an ugly thing Greg. :wave1:
     
  17. Crappie

    Crappie Slab Master

    no fish down here
     
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  18. Vikestand

    Vikestand Over There

    Yes, but is that hog native to missouri?
     
  19. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    No. It would have to be sucking a peccary.
     
  20. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    I will just file this under things I never thought I would read on MWT. :thinking:

    And, there are not many things in that file. :wave1: