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Fisherman catches record breaking catfish -- 124 lbs!!!!

Old 05-25-05, 01:53 PM
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Fisherman catches record breaking catfish -- 124 lbs!!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/25/big.fish.ap/index.html



That is one big fish!
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Old 05-25-05, 01:55 PM
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I saw this on Fox news yesterday. That is one ugly bottom sucker.
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So somebody finally caught General Sherman huh?
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What happens to the fish? Tossed back? Kept? Framed? Eaten?

I can't imagine its meat would be very good.
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Yesterday they said it was going to an aquarium in Louisiana.
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So somebody finally caught General Sherman huh?


Clerk: Yep, `General Sherman'. They say he's five hundred pounds of bottom-dwelling fury, don't you know. No one knows how old he is, but if you ask me (and most people do), he's hundred years if he's a day.

Customer: And uh no one's ever caught him?

Clerk: Well, one fella came close. Went by the name of Homer. Seven feet tall he was, with arms like tree trunks. His eyes were like steel, cold, hard. Had a shock of hair, red like the fires of Hell.
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It's going into an aquarium in Kansas City, Kansas at the local Cabbela's.....
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That makes it look like a seal
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What .lb test line was he using? Just curious to see where the record will go if he used light - medium weight tackle.
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I saw this on Fox news yesterday. That is one ugly bottom sucker.
I know he's a fisherman, but that's no reason to start calling names.
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That fish is big enough to noodle him instead.
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It's Catfish Hunter!

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It's Catfish Hunter!
pic isn't loading for me, so I'll add this one

and catfish hunter is what I was thinking of too
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That fish is big enough to noodle him instead.
You want big? I give you big...

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UPDATE

* The fish died *
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Huge Catfish Dies En Route To Cabela's

POSTED: 1:33 pm EDT May 26, 2005

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A record 124-pound blue catfish that was pulled out of the Mississippi River Sunday has died while being taken to a sporting goods store.

One fisheries biologist says its captors took special precautions to make sure the 58-inch long fish would be "comfortable" during the trip from Alton, Illinois, to Kansas City, Kansas where it would have gone on display in a sporting goods store.

He says "we're baffled by this."

However, the biologist says because the fish was "very old" and "very heavy" the travel stress "could have been too much."

The store manager says officials are going to make replicas of the big fish that was nearly five feet long.

Tim Pruitt, of Alton, Ill., hooked the late catfish on the Mississippi River near Alton.

The fish was 58 inches long and 44 inches around. It took Pruitt more than a half-hour to drag the fish into his boat.

It is expected to be certified as a world record by the International Game Fish Association.
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