64-Year-Old Florida Man Lands 64-Pound Record Blue Cat

From the News Herald:
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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._