St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a white bass caught by a St. Paul man earlier this month is a record holder.

DNR officials say Kanchic Yang was fishing with a minnow and 8 pound test line at Vadnais Lake in Ramsey County on October 10th when he hooked a 20 inch long white bass weighing 4 pounds and 8 ounces. The state’s previous white bass record was set in 2004 when the DNR confirmed a catch that weighed 4 pounds 2 ounces..

“Congratulations to Kanchic for catching a state record fish,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “This shows how much fun it can be to fish in the metro area. A huge fish might be one cast away.”

The DNR certifies two types of state records. One is for weight of a harvested fish. The other is for length of caught-and-released muskellunge, flathead catfish and lake sturgeon.

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