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Record fish caught in Mississippi River near Red Wing

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A Whitewater man broke a Wisconsin state fish record and he did it in the Mississippi River in Pierce County.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Donald Peyer reeled in a 6-pound, 4.8-ounce sauger on April 2 near Lock and Dam No. 3.

The fish, which measured 23.75 inches long, weighed nearly half a pound more than the previous record sauger of 5 pounds, 13 ounces.

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