Stories like this one make me won’t stay on a boat or dock, and out of the water; a North Carolina man reeled in a record-setting blue catfish this past weekend.
Friends Rocky Baker and HIS FRIEND, Justin Clifton were fishing on the Roanoke River when they hit gold. The two friends were not searching for the largest fish, but rather had plans to fish all night when they came across it.
It took the men 20 minutes to wrangle the massive fish who ended up weighing in at just over 127 pounds. Not only does this blue catfish shatter the previous record of 121.9 pounds, caught back in July of 2020, it is also the third-largest blue catfish ever caught in the US.
The men kept the fish alive in a tank until they could get it weighed and then released it back in the Roanoke Rover.