A 12-year-old angler from Louisiana recently caught the Jabba the Hutt of catfish on the Mississippi River.
Lawson Boyte of Oak Grove, La., caught the record catfish on the Mississippi River while fishing with his family. It’s good that his family was there to help, because the catfish looks like it weighs more than he does. Boyte and his family brought the humongous catfish to Randall’s Fine Meats in Monroe, La. for an official weigh in. According to KNOE News, the catch weighed 114.1 pounds, which, according to Boyte’s father, beats the state catfish record of 110.19 set by Keith Day in 2005. Day also caught his record catfish on the Mississippi river.
It’s one impressive catch for such a young angler.
This has been a great winter for record catches, especially for ice fishermen. We’ve reported on a number of record lake trout catches on the frozen lakes throughout the northern US and Canada.
Seen a bigger catfish on the Mississippi River? Ever caught one bigger? Let us know in the comments section below.