Grass Carp Found in a Kansas Drainage Ditch is Shockingly Huge
Kansas City animal control officer Jamie Schmidt was calmly going about her business last week when she received a call about the report of four-foot, 60-pound tanker lying in a drainage ditch in nearby Olathe. Schmidt figured the caller was most probably embellishing a bit on the size saying, “Well, most men tell ‘fish stories’ and I thought it wasn’t going to be even close to that.”
Shocked by the actual size of the beast, she went on to measure it at around three-and-a-half feet and weighing in at a whopping 60 pounds!
The fish was lying in shallow water after flooding had receded.
Schmidt had to put a plastic bag around the dead whale-carp so she could drag it to her vehicle, where it was loaded by power lift into a kennel, and taken to the incinerator.
The all-state record for grass carp in Kansas on rod and reel is 77.7 pounds, making this one close to the record, but no cigar.