IL state record Shorthead

Friday, April 9, 2021
Size: 
4 pounds 12.8 ounces

She was about 6 pounds when caught, but the official weight the next day was 4.8 pounds (4 lbs 12.8 oz).

Read more at http://moxostoma.com/the-queen-of-all-shortheads/

Comments

andy's picture

That is such a monster shorthead.  Awesome accomplishment, may your record last a very long time.

You have earned the Golden Fish Award!

Gunnar's picture

I caught my very first sucker ever, a quillback, on April 11, 2010, in the very same creek and got the golden fish for that.
https://www.roughfish.com/node/25746

The creek is very generous in April. It gave me my lifer shorthead on 4/22/2010, my lifer white sucker on 4/29/2010, and my first 4-pound shorthead on 4/21/2015. And now The Queen on 4/9/2021.

 

Redhorse ID cheatsheets, gars, suckers: moxostoma.com


2020: 10 days fishing 11 species 0 lifers. 2019: 34/45/13 2018: 39/40/5

garman's picture

She is such a chunk!  Great write-up.  Congrats!

smurph's picture

What a fatty!  Too bad the MN record will never be broken, unless it is revoked from a bad ID, 27" and 7lbs 15 oz. I don't think that was a shorthead.

Gunnar's picture

Smurph (or, as autocorrect calls you, "Smut-have") -- Getting the Minnesota shorthead record removed, along with others in various states, is a mission I'm working on. 

 

Redhorse ID cheatsheets, gars, suckers: moxostoma.com


2020: 10 days fishing 11 species 0 lifers. 2019: 34/45/13 2018: 39/40/5

Goldenfishberg's picture

Not everyday you get to catch something like that! Congrats to you! And I bet that butcher at your local grocery store will have a great story to tell forever 

Ya just Can't catch um from the couch.

vanner's picture

Respect!