MDC congratulates Rick Sartin on breaking the state record by catching a 10-pound, 6-ounce silver redhorse on the Current River.
BIRCH TREE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that Rick Sartin of Birch Tree became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a silver redhorse on the Current River using a rod and reel.
The new “pole and line” record silver redhorse caught by Sartin on June 14 weighed 10-pounds, 6-ounces. The new record breaks the previous state-record and pole-and-line silver redhorse of 5-pound, 10-ounces caught at Sac River in 2000. MDC staff verified Sartin’s record-weight fish using a certified scale in Van Buren.
Silver redhorse fish are part of the sucker family. They are a moderately chubby, coarse-scaled fish with a dorsal fin containing 12 or 13 rays. These fish can be found mostly throughout the Ozarks.
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.