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Boy catches record-setting fish on Petenwell Flowage

2:21 PM, Sep. 13, 2013
Noah LaBarge, left, hauled in a 49.5-inch, 76.5 lbs. big mouth buffalo fish on June 21, 2013.
Noah LaBarge, left, hauled in a 49.5-inch, 76.5 lbs. big mouth buffalo fish on June 21, 2013.
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Noah LaBarge, 13, of Ottawa, Illinois caught something special on June 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

LaBarge hauled in a 49.5-inch, 76.5 lbs. big mouth buffalo fish (Ictiobus cyprinellus), sometimes called a buffalo carp. The DNR aged the fish from one of its scales at 27 years old. The fish had a girth of 35 inches.

LaBarge was unable to get an official weight until noon the following day and the fish may have lost 4 to 5 pounds during that time. ...

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