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109-Pound Blue Catfish Might be New Virginia Record
A 53-inch catfish caught at the confluence of the Dan and Roanoke rivers in Virginia might be 7 pounds heavier than the previous blue cat that held the Virginia record.
If the weight of 109 pounds stands and is certified by the State Record Fish
Committee of Virginia DFG, then
Tony Milam and his catfish will be in
the record books.
The previous record blue cat was caught in the James
River in 2009 and weighed 102 pounds. The two fish are the
only two Virginia freshwater fish to officially tip the scales at more than
triple digits. This blue cat had a girth of 41 inches.
world-record blue cat was caught in Missouri, and tipped
the scales at more than 130 pounds.
The certification should go through
next week, stay tuned and we'll let you know when it's official.
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