From an AP story on

_Jim Maack of Comstock, Wis., and some friends were fishing in the Escalante Arm last week when they found a school of large crappie hiding by a sunken tamarisk grove. . . .

_[A] quick Internet search revealed one of the fish [they caught] would top the existing state record if a certified scale could be found.

Maack drove 70 miles to Bullfrog Marina before finding a bass tournament with a certified scale. The fish weighed 3 pounds, 5 ounces . . . .