Angler reels in 112lbs invasive black carp

UPI – Wildlife officials in Missouri said a man fishing for catfish in the Osage River was surprised to reel in a massive black carp instead.

The Missouri Department of Conservation said Jesse Hughes, of Bonnots Mill, Osage County, was fishing for catfish with friends when he caught something big.

“We hooked into it and knew it was something big, but I originally thought it was a catfish,” Hughes said. “It was the first I’d heard of a black carp. I didn’t know anything about it, so this has been quite the learning experience.”