Photo by Steve Cicciarelli
Huge Grass Carp Hooked near Victoria, Illinois. Steve Cicciarelli was fishing with Shaun Cusack on a small lake near Victoria, Illinois. Steve was fishing for muskies when he hooked into this 72-pound grass carp. It pulled them around for a while before scooping the head into a net and cradling the body of the fish into the boat. After measuring and checking the internet they found the posted state record was 66-pounds. They did the math on their fish and it showed 72-pounds so they decided to get it certified but it was Sunday around 5pm and everywhere was closed. So Steve took the fish home, put it in freezer and the next day had the weight certified and sent the info to the Illinois DNR and they told us that someone else had recorded a 75-pound fish but they had not updated website.