WASV New and Associated Press:
Georgia angler sets new record with 93 lb. catfish caught on Altamaha River
WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — A blue catfish caught on Georgia’s Altamaha River this past weekend weighed 93 pounds — a new state record.
The department says Barrett, who is from Axson, caught the fish Saturday using a live channel catfish caught earlier in the day as bait.
Barrett told the department’s Wildlife Resources Division he was shocked when he got the fish to the surface. He said he was worried he wouldn’t be able to get it into his boat.
John Biagi, chief of Fisheries for the Wildlife Resources Division, said Barrett’s catch was the first state record for 2017.
Our first Fukushima Fish landed in GA!