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The State of Mississippi Catfish Records Department
Weight: 95 lbs.
Angler: Dakota Hinson Natchez, MS
Caught at: Mississippi River near Natchez
Method: Ugly Stick Rod
Record Date: March 16, 2009
Weight: 77.7 lbs.
Angler: Matt Bingham of Memphis, TN
Caught at: Mississippi River near Tunica
Bait/Lure: Skipjack Herring
Method: Med-Heavy action Quantum Big Cat Rod
with 65# braid and 9/0 Kale hook
Record Date: April 21, 2012
Weight: 51 lbs.-12 oz.
Angler: Tom Edwards of Toomsuba, MS
Caught at: Lake Tom Bailey
Record Date: May 31, 1997
|Black Bulhead Catfish
Weight: 5.56 lbs.
Angler: Harold B. Alexander
Caught at: Sunrise Lake near Nesbit
Record Date: June 12, 1988
|Brown Bulhead Catfish
Weight: 6.13 lbs.
Angler: Bobby L. Gibson Jr. of Gautier, MS
Caught at: Farm pond near Harrisville
Record Date: January 19, 1991
|Yellow Bulhead Catfish
Weight: 2 lbs. - 13 oz.
Angler: Robert Cason of Greenwood, MS
Caught at: Mossy Lake
Record Date: May 26, 1974
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An attempt to move a new state
record 95-pound blue catfish caught
by a 10-year-old fisherman near
Natchez failed when the giant fish
died after arriving at the Museum of
Natural Science in Jackson.
Museum officials said the catfish,
caught March 16 by Dakota Hinson
in the Mississippi River, lived less
than 24 hours after its arrival. The
fish, they said, was in poor shape
after spending two nights in a
shallow creek secured by a rope
before being transferred.
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Weight: 77 lbs.
Length: 46.5 inches
Girth: 33 inches
Angler: Joey Pounders of Caledonia, MS
Caught at: Tenn-Tom Waterway near Columbus
Bait/Lure: live shad
Method: 7' heavy action CatMaxx rod with 50
pound Power Pro braided terminal line
Record Date: November 2, 2009