Giant catfish caught in Mississippi River during Memorial Day fishing tournament
Updated: May. 26, 2020 at 12:03 PM EDT
NATCHEZ, Miss. (WLBT) - Talk about a catch!
An 86-pound blue catfish was caught this weekend during the 3rd Annual Natchez Memorial Day Catfish Tournament.
It was captured on a trotline by Larkin Smith, Shane Moak and Devon Pizarras.
The blue catfish is the largest species of catfish in North America and can even reach a weight of 150 pounds.
Fisherman Tim Pruitt set a record in 2005 when he reeled in a 124-pound blue catfish, also caught in the Mississippi River.
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