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thepsychicpoirot

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"I caught a fish this big"
« on: May 25, 2005, 04:40:25 PM »

ALTON, Ilinois (AP) -- Tim Pruitt went fishing and pulled up a whopper of a beast.

No, seriously: It was roughly the size of a sixth-grader.

Pruitt, casting his line in the Mississippi River on Sunday, hauled up a 58-inch long, 44-inch around blue catfish that weighed a whopping 124-pounds.

To get a sense of just how big that is, the state record holder was a mere 85 pounds and the world record holder tipped the scales at 121 pounds, eight ounces.

"My adrenaline was really pumping, so it wasn't that bad," said Pruitt. "Later on, when I was lifting him out of the livewell and into another tank I really felt the weight."

Now, Pruitt, whose fish has already been weighed in the presence of a conservation police officer and measured by a biologist for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is expected to submit documentation to the International Game Fish Association so that it can be certified a world record holder.

Once that's done, the catch should be approved as the world's largest blue catfish, replacing the current champion that was caught January 16, 2004, in Lake Texoma, Texas, said Becky Reynolds, a spokeswoman for the association.



http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/25/big.fish.ap/index.html
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clemsonfan

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"I caught a fish this big"
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2005, 04:45:38 PM »

Wow! Are they sure that's not Moby Dick?
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Sonic Boom

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2005, 04:49:41 PM »

Any bets on whether that thing would actually be edible?
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thepsychicpoirot

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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2005, 04:54:45 PM »

or radioactive?
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Dan

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2005, 05:00:48 PM »

He's fat.  heh.
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Sonic Boom

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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2005, 05:02:38 PM »

Quote from: "thepsychicpilot"
or radioactive?

That'd be my guess.  Catfish are pretty gross.
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2005, 05:10:25 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2005, 05:13:05 PM »

Who knew fish could be obese?
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thepsychicpoirot

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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2005, 05:18:26 PM »

Get that fish a treadmill.
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Jonathan

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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2005, 09:51:43 PM »

That fish needs to run his ass around the block a few times.
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2005, 10:26:00 PM »

"beefcake, BEEFCAKE!!!"
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2005, 10:39:32 PM »

that fish should lay off the steak and eat more fish.
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2005, 10:53:28 PM »

I hope that guy didn't pull something when he picked fish the behemith up to pose for the picture.
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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2005, 06:17:59 PM »

Quote from: "JSpaceman"
Quote from: "thepsychicpilot"
or radioactive?

That'd be my guess.  Catfish are pretty gross.


But they taste good.
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