Congratulations to Christopher Halley of Brookhaven for catching the new State Trophy Record Blue Catfish. The giant fish weighed 104 pounds and was caught in the Mississippi River near Natchez on a trotline. The fish broke the previous state trophy record Blue Catfish caught by the team of Freddie Parker and Brad Smith in 1997 by three pounds.
This is the second Blue Catfish state record broken this year. In April, Eugene Cronley of Brandon landed a 131-pound Blue Catfish using a rod and reel. Interestingly, that fish and the previous trophy record were all caught from the Mississippi River near Natchez.
State fishing records are separated into three categories: Rod and Reel, Trophy, and Fly Fishing. Click here to see a list of current state record fish visit.
We have also compiled an article about the biggest catfish ever caught, so make sure to check it out!