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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