Catfish records of all sorts, shapes, and sizes are falling like rain.
This one though is one for the ages. A 143-pound, 13-ounce blue catfish was hauled out of John H. Kerr-Buggs Island Lake near Clarksville, Va on Saturday, June 18.
According to American ProCatters Network, Nick Anderson of Greenville, N.C. needed 45 minutes to battle the potential new world record with his Shakespeare Ugly Stick.
Buggs Island is quickly becoming the go-to spot for big catfish. This year, the Virginia record was broken there with a 109-pound catfish. Anderson's crushes that record, and would beat the current IGFA World Record, which was set just last year with a 130-pound fish.