CHICAGO (CBS) — With Chance the Snapper no longer swimming around in the Humboldt Park lagoon, it appears the fish in there have had some room to grow.

Jarrett Knize pulled a potentially record-breaking bighead carp from the water there, posting a picture of his catch on Twitter.

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The current record in Illinois for a bighead carp – an invasive species in the U.S. – is 69 pounds.

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Knize told “Outdoor Life” magazine he caught a massive carp in the Humboldt Park lagoon on Saturday, and once he found a certified scale big enough, it weighed 72 pounds and eight ounces.

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will inspect the fish to confirm the new record.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff