For the second time this year, Wyoming’s gizzard shad state record has been broken. Both records came from Glendo Reservoir.

Douglas angler Jeff Kirk caught the newest record and it weighed exactly two pounds. It was 17 inches long and 11.5 inches around.

Gizzard shad are a small, forage fish stocked in reservoirs mostly for walleye to eat.

Kirk was jigging a Kastmaster lure when the fish bit, according to a Wyoming Game and Fish Department release.

The previous state record was caught in August by Casper angler Brad Carpenter. The world record gizzard shad weighed four pounds, 12 ounces and was caught in 2006 in South Dakota.

To qualify for a new fish record, anglers need to have the fish weighed on a certified scale and have it verified by Game and Fish.

Find other state records at wgfd.wyo.gov.

 

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