From the InDenver Times:

_Mike Stone was fishing for trout and walleye at Aurora Reservoir on July 26, when he dropped a floating jighead, tipped with a nightcrawler worm, into the water . . . [and claimed the state-record for channel catfish].

Stone’s catfish measured 37 inches in length and weighed 35.22 pounds. That’s almost 2 pounds heavier than the previous record of 33 pounds, 8 ounces, caught in 1994 by John McKeever at Hertha Reservoir in Larimer County.