The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Cody Sparkman of Perryville for holding the state record for black bullhead catfish. Sparkman caught a 2-pound, 13-ounce fish on a farm pond in Perry County July 21 using a jug line. The previous record was a 2-pound, 4-ounce fish caught in 2010 in Cass County. The fish’s weight was verified on an MDC scale in Perry County. This makes the eighth state-record fish caught in 2019. Sparkman caught the fish using chicken liver. Bullhead, such as black, brown, and yellow, are non-game fish and may be caught and kept.