A blue catfish caught on Georgia’s Altamaha River this past weekend weighed 93 pounds — a new state record

WASV New and Associated Press:

Georgia angler sets new record with 93 lb. catfish caught on Altamaha River

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WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — A blue catfish caught on Georgia’s Altamaha River this past weekend weighed 93 pounds — a new state record.

Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources says in a Tuesday news release that angler Richard Barrett’s catch beat the old record by more than 12 pounds.

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!

AlertsUSA: Panama City Beach Florida, Great White Shark Attack!

A Panama City Beach charter boat captain might have thought he was in a scene from “Jaws” Monday when a great white shark attacked his trolling motor while he was about eight miles out in the Gulf of Mexico.

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“He had the entire trolling motor in his mouth, and was moving it side to side, and it was shaking the boat,” Capt. Scott Fitzgerald told MyPanhandle.com following the encounter. Fitzgerald of Madfish Charters described the encounter and shared some photos on his company’s Facebook page. “Never seen anything like it,” wrote Fitzgerald who has been chartering for nearly a decade. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has confirmed the attack involved a great white, MyPanhandle noted. It is unclear at this time just how big the shark is, but it was able to shake the boat.

The name of Hazard: Shark attack

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