115 pound catfish caught in Mississippi River

115 pound catfish caught in Mississippi River

115 pound catfish caught in Mississippi River

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on August 10, 2010 at 2:14 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 10 at 3:35 PM

(AP) - Here's the big one that did not get away.

 Several fishermen on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River caught a big
catfish Sunday night.
 
Rick Hastings says he was anchored up and fishing when suddenly they went for
a ride.
 
"Going down the river and it was just pulling the boat all around," Hastings
said. "We fought it for probably a good half hour to an hour. And we were
actually going down towards Scott City from about a mile from where we were
fishing at."
 
They used their own scales to weight the catfish.
 
Unofficial weight is 115 pounds.
 
The fishermen say they'll take it to the conservation department for an
official weight and maybe they'll find out if they've set some sort of record.
 

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