Isaac Bohm, 13, of Huntsville, recently caught Missouri's first state-record yellow perch taken by alternative methods.
Bohm caught the fish May 11 at a private pond in Randolph County using a trotline, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Weighing in at 10 ounces, it is the first yellow perch that has met the minimum weight requirement set by MDC's Master Angler Award. The yellow perch's weight was verified on a certified scale in Moberly.
"I was very excited when I learned that it'd be a state record because that's been my goal," Bohm said in the news release. "I caught a yellow perch last year, but I was just a fraction of an ounce off the state's minimum requirement."
Bohm said this catch is fueling him to obtain more state-record titles.
"I'm definitely going to keep trying to catch more state-record fish," Bohm said. "I think I'm going to mount it and probably keep it as my trophy."
Missouri state-record fish are recognized in two categories: pole-and-line and alternative methods. Alternative methods include throwlines, trotlines, limb lines, bank lines, jug lines, spearfishing, snagging, snaring, gigging, grabbing, archery and atlatl.