Records were meant to be broken.
The impressive catch reportedly broke Montana’s state record for the largest longnose sucker caught in Big Sky Country.
Helena resident Austin Wargo is said to have caught the fish on Friday, May 14, in the Holter Reservoir –a “hydroelectric straight gravity dam on the Missouri River,” according to government sources.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
The Helena Independent Record reports that the record-breaking fish was certified by an MFWP biologist over the weekend.
Previously, the state longnose sucker record belonged to Jacob Bernhardt from Great Falls. The fish was reeled in from the Missouri River in Cascade County on March 26, according to a press release issued by the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
Bernhardt’s catch measured 20.1 inches long and weighed 3.42 pounds.
Longnose suckers can reportedly weigh around five pounds and are “frequently caught fish by Montana anglers,” the guide states.
Outside of Montana, longnose suckers can be found in Lake Superior (Michigan), Yellowstone Lake (Wyoming), Lake Willoughby (Vermont), Stave Lake (British Columbia, Canada), Rampart Reservoir (Colorado) and Lake Whatcom (Washington).