104-pound catfish caught on Mississippi River sets state record

NATCHEZ, Miss — Christopher Halley of Brookhaven, Mississippi has a knack for catching big fish.

While fishing Tuesday on the Mississippi River near Natchez, he pulled up a 104-pound blue catfish on a trotline, setting a new state trophy record.

Eugene Cronley of Brandon caught a 131-pound blue catfish with rod and reel in April. This fish was also caught in the Mississippi near Natchez.

State fishing records have three categories: rod and reel, trophy and fly fishing.

All current fishing records for Mississippi can be found online.

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Emma Bowman

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