August 18, 2013
VIRGINA: huge 109 lb blue catfish
The "State Record Fish Committee of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries" has now certified a new state record blue catfish that is only the second confirmed freshwater fish over 100 lb - 45 kg ever caught.
The huge blue catfish, weighed in at exactly 109 lbs - 49 kg and measured 53' in length with a girth of 41'.
The big blue catfihs was hooked and caught by Tony Milam in Buggs Island Lake near the confluence of the Dan and Roanoke rivers.
He caught his fish using cut shad for bait on surprisingly light 30 lb test line. It took him only 10 minutes to bring the fish to the boat.