Man catches albino carp in Vicksburg bayou - - Jackson, MS

Man catches albino carp in Vicksburg bayou

Source: Facebook Jonathan Toth Source: Facebook Jonathan Toth
VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Clinton man's extremely rare catch is getting a lot of attention on social media and now he is talking about what he pulled from the waters of Steele Bayou in Vicksburg.

Jonathan Toth has been bowfishing for more than a decade and has reeled in some giant fish. He even has one of his trophy catches mounted at his Clinton home.

“It's probably in the top 10 for largest Alligator Gar ever taken with the bowfishing bow when I killed it in Texas," said Toth. "Now it was bragging rights."

Now this fisherman has something else to brag about - he recently reeled in a rare Albino Bighead Carp in Vicksburg.

“It was about this big and it weighed about 20 pounds. From whenever the arrow hit the fish to whenever  I got him up to the bank  was probably three or four minutes," said Toth. "They put up a pretty good fight, especially if you don't make good shot on them it they can really wear you out. I hit him good. He came home, went to the cooler and went to the freezer.” 

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, bighead carp are an invasive species. Recently a Missouri fisherman caught a 40-pound Albino Carp.

RELATED: 40 pound albino carp caught on St. Francis River in MO

After hearing about that impressive unique, catch, Toth says he had to join in the social media fun and he's glad he did.

“I kind of posted mine saying I killed one too and here I am now,” said Toth.  

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