- Jul 2, 2014
- Surrey, ND
Photo courtesy of Bryan Hughes
Finishing second place never felt so good for Bryan Hughes, who shot a 92-pound grass carp during a May 16 bowfishing tournament at Guntersville Lake on the Tennessee River in northern Alabama. Hughes and two teammates weighed in the second heaviest five-fish stringer for the tournament but took home the big fish prize—and set a new bowfishing world record—after a harrowing 15-minute battle to secure a second line in the massive carp.
Hughes’ catch was the second world record set this year at Guntersville this year. On May 7, Jeff Neiball caught an 87.8-pound grass carp while bowfishing at the 68,000-acre lake, which is quickly becoming known as a top carp destination.