New State Record Carp

Derek Barnick’s catch on April 21 is the first entry to North Dakota’s list of state record fish in 2017. The Tappen angler took a 31 pound, 9 ounce common carp from Lake Etta-Alkaline with a bow and arrow.

The 36-inch fish broke the old record of 31 pounds taken by Austin Loberg of Thompson from the Sheyenne River in 2003.