April 01, 2015
US: caught a 120 lb record size blue catfish
Burr Eddie landed a blue catfish of 120 pound - 54.3 kilos with a length of 55 and 1/8 inches and a girth of 45 inches to break the Missouri state record for alternative fishing.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) verified the weight on March 25 with a certified scale, breaking the 50-year-old previous record of 117 pounds.
Burr caught this monster catfish with a trotlining. A heavy fishing line is generally strung up between two trees across a river. Smaller sections of fishing line with hooks are then spaced out across the line, baited, and dropped in the water to await a fish.
Alternative methods in Missouri are considered to be just about any way not caught on a rod and reel.
Burr wanted to let his record catch go or donate it to local Bass Pro, but it did not survive through the record keeping process.