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Kuna man lands carp near Mountain Home that sets new state record [photo]

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Record setting carp

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A Kuna man landed a carp in the C.J. Strike Reservior near Mountain Home that set a new state record for common carp.

Scott Frazier let fly with an arrow Saturday, having no idea how large the carp in his sights might be. Only after boating the enormous fish did Frazier realize he'd just landed a nearly four foot carp that weighed in at 67.65 pounds.

The carp crushed the previous record - also taken with bow and arrow in 2010 - by nearly 20 pounds, and was only a few pounds short of the all tackle world record for common carp.

Frazier and teammate Brian Pokorney were participating in the Idaho Bow Fishing Association's two-day state championship tournament at C.J. Strike Reservoir when they spotted the prize five feet below the surface.

"At that point we estimated the fish weighed around 30 pounds," Frazier said. But that all changed when the arrow struck home and it took the efforts of both men to boat the fish.

Frazier brought the giant fish to the Nampa Fish and Game office on Monday for certification. Fish and Game staffer Joe Kozfkay established an official weight along with a total length of 47 inches and a girth of 34.5 inches.

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