Johnson County fisherman catches record size blue sucker

Steven Jones shows off his record-setting blue sucker.

On April 11, a 3-1/4-inch blue sucker – true to its name – took a Johnson County fisherman’s bait.

That sucker became the largest fish of its kind caught in Iowa.

The fish, caught by Steven Jones, weighed in at 15 pounds, 6 ounces on a certified scale, according to the DNR.

The blue sucker is one of nine species of fish that have been added to the list recognized by the state’s master angler award program and the state record registry.

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Jim Malewitz is a journalism intern at the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research. Additionally, as a master's journalism student at the University of Iowa, he is conducting research on non-profit journalism while serving as an assistant editor at Malewitz graduated from Grinnell College in 2009, where he majored in political science with a concentration in global development studies. He loves America, the states of Michigan and Iowa and Detroit Tigers baseball. He also an odd fascination with the former German Democratic Republic. He likes the environment too.
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