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Starting January 1, 2013, the Iowa DNR will be accepting submissions of State Record Fish for following newly-opened categories, which do not currently have a record:
Brown Bullhead - new record on 8/24/2015 by Dick Newcomer of Harpers Ferry. 12.5 inches, 1 pound 4 oz.
Yellow Bullhead - new record on 4/16/2016 by Xavier Jones of Ankeny, 13.5 inches, 1.62 pounds.
Silver Carp - new record on 5/10/2016 by Randy Conover of Ottumwa, 42.5", 42 pounds.
Smallmouth Buffalo - new record on 8/13/2015 by Miranda Eipperle of Peosta, 24.6", 8 pounds 3 oz.
Mooneye - new record on 9/25/2015 by Royce Bowman of Bellevue, 13", 0.7 pounds from the Upper Iowa River
Pumpkinseed Sunfish - new record on 5/5/2016 by Jimmy Lawrence of Bedford, 0.76 lbs; 9.2 in. from a farm pond in Adair County
Warmouth Sunfish - new record on 6/4/2015 by Jimmy Lawrence of Bedford, 9", 0.58 pound warmouth from Bedford City Reservoir