From the News Herald:
A 64-pound blue catfish caught in the Choctawhatchee River is the largest ever reported in Florida, a biologist confirmed this week.
The record belongs to James Mitchell, 64, a longtime Washington County fisherman whose age matches the fish’s weight. . . .
It was 53½ inches long and actually weighed 64 pounds, 8 ounces, [fisheries biologist Chris] Paxton said. That’s 3 pounds heavier than the previous record, a fish caught in the Little Escambia Creek north of Pensacola._