North Carolina Striper Angler Lands Record Blue Cat

Watching his fishfinder while trolling a live shiner for stripers on North Carolina's Badin Lake, Eric Fincher of Mount Pleasant said to his wife, "Look at that big fish." Next thing he knew, he was fighting not a big striper but an 89-pound blue catfish that has now been confirmed as the new state record for the species, surpassing an 85-pounder caught by Joel Lineberger on Lake Norman in 2004. Here's the whole story.