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Bill Harmon, of Chamberlain, holds his 127-pound, 6-ounce paddlefish he caught May 7 on the Missouri River's Lake Francis Case. (Photo by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks)

127-pound paddlefish ranks fifth in nation among state records

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CHAMBERLAIN -- A 127-pound, 9-ounce paddlefish caught earlier this month by a Chamberlain man is the fifth-largest state-record paddlefish in the nation.


Bill Harmon landed the monster fish May 7 on the Missouri River's Lake Francis Case, breaking the old state record of 120 pounds, 12 ounces that was held since April 1979.

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