St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has certified nine new state record fish since implementing changes to their program in March. The updates included adding more species to the catch-and-release category and expanding the certified weight category. Notable records include a 35-inch shovelnose sturgeon from the Minnesota River, a 22.25-inch smallmouth bass from Basswood Lake, a 12-pound, 5-ounce Coho salmon from Lake Superior, and a 3-pound, 9-ounce black crappie from Cedar Lake. The DNR anticipates more records will follow.