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Blue catfish: Another world record?

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Tied up most of yesterday, I am a day behind noting another possible world record, this time for blue catfish.

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Click here for the story in The Telegraph.

It has already been accepted as the Missouri state record.

It was caught Tuesday by Greg Bernal using a fillet of Asian carp while fishing the Missouri River near the confluence with the Mississippi.

There is more paperwork and procedures before it will be recognized as the world record, currently 124 pounds for a blue caught by Tim Pruitt on May 22, 2005 from the Mississippi near Alton.

It looks legit.

I am trying to reach Pruitt, but not having much luck. Any help reaching him would be appreciated.

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