Now where's he gonna get a fry-daddy big enough?

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  1. mpol777

    mpol777 Feral Member

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    Angler wrestles in 124-pound catfish

    Associated Press
    May. 25, 2005 07:10 AM

    ALTON, Ill. - Tim Pruitt went fishing and pulled up a whopper of a beast. No, seriously: It was roughly the size of a sixth-grader.

    Pruitt, casting his line in the Mississippi River on Sunday, hauled up a 58-inch long, 44-inch around blue catfish that weighed a whopping 124-pounds. ;P

    To get a sense of just how big that is, the state record holder was a mere 85 pounds and the world record holder tipped the scales at 121 pounds, eight ounces.

    "My adrenaline was really pumping, so it wasn't that bad," said Pruitt. "Later on, when I was lifting him out of the livewell and into another tank I really felt the weight."

    Now, Pruitt, whose fish has already been weighed in the presence of a conservation police officer and measured by a biologist for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is expected to submit documentation to the International Game Fish Association so that it can be certified a world record holder.

    Once that's done, the catch should be approved as the world's largest blue catfish, replacing the current champion that was caught Jan. 16, 2004, in Lake Texoma, Texas, said Becky Reynolds, a spokeswoman for the association.
     
  2. TJC

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    Couple of really big fillets in that fish.
     

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    unfortunately, the fish died during transprt to Cabela's display tank.
     
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    TJC "No Compromise" Millennium Member

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    Now that's really too bad.
     
  5. mrwiggins

    mrwiggins lookout ladies

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    thats all i can say, biggest i've seen was 70 lbs
     
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    Very nice, out of curiousity, how old do you think that fish would be?
     
  7. Sulaco

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    Proff that fertilizer run-off in the form of growth hormones not only works for cattle, but also for catfish. ;P
     
  8. robwebbg22

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    Is that thing worth eating???