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Idaho angler sets state record with 46.7-pound grass carp

Idaho angler sets state record with 46.7-pound grass carp
Cris Endicott of Meridian, Idaho, set a state record when he reeled in a 46.7-pound grass carp from the Snake River. Photo courtesy of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game 

Oct. 20 (UPI) -- An Idaho man shattered a state record when he reeled in a grass carp that tipped the scales at a staggering 46.7 pounds.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game said Cris Endicott of Meridian was fishing for smallmouth bass on the Snake River when the "monster carp" became hooked on his line.

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The department said Endicott is the first to set a grass carp record using a rod and reel, but his fish smashed the state record of 39.5 pounds, which was set by Saige Wilkerson while archery fishing in 2012.

Fish and Game officials said Endicott's fish measured 50 inches long.

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