Pair catches 130 pound catfish in the Missouri River

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Posted on July 21, 2010 at 6:31 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 8 at 2:47 AM

(KMOV) -- Greg Bernal from Florissant and Janet Momphard from St. Charles landed a world record setting catfish today.
 
The blue catfish weighs in at 130 pounds.  It beat the Missouri state record by 27 pounds and the world record by 6 pounds.
 
It took the fishing pair 15 minutes to get it to their boat.  It took 30 minutes and 2 nets to get the fish in their boat and out of the MIssouri River near the Columbia Bottom conservation area. 

They used a chunk of an Asian carp that had jumped into their boat for bait.
 
A lot of paperwork will have to be filed to certify the fish as a world record.  But the Missouri Department of Conservation says there’s no doubt it broke the record.

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