Tadpole's Outdoor Blog

December 1, 2012

Record Goldfish Caught in Lake Tawakoni?

Filed under: Fishing & Hunting — Freddie Keel @ 6:49 am

It’s not secret that the goldfish found at county fairs across the United States are a species of carp, but it’s a bit of a shock when you find a carp with such a flashy tail.

According to Lone Star Outdoor News, John Wiseman was having a slow day on Lake Tawakoni just east of Dallas, when he found a very unusual fish at the end of his line.

“I had been going to Tawakoni a couple of times for crappie and catfish,” he said. “I had caught a couple of nice mixed bags fishing overnight and I started bringing my stuff to make dough bait with, so that if the fishing started slowing down at night I’d have something to stretch the line out.”

Wiseman had caught a lake record bigmouth buffalo, but when he saw this fish, he knew he had something special. Game wardens came in to confirm that the catch was a goldfish and that it was a state record. The goldfish weighed 7.24 pounds, breaking the existing record by more than two pounds.

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