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ALTON, Ill. (AP) - A man fishing in the Mississippi River has hauled in a 124-pound blue catfish. If certified, it would outweigh a world record fish caught in Lake Texoma.
Tim Pruitt of Godfrey, Illinois, early Sunday caught the 58-inch-long catfish. The previous Illinois record for such a catfish was 85 pounds.
The world record holder tipped the scales at 121 pounds, eight ounces. Nicknamed Splash, it was caught by a Grayson County man on January 16th of 2004, in Lake Texoma.
Pruitt's fish has been weighed in the presence of a conservation police officer and measured by a biologist for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
He's expected to submit documentation to the International Game Fish Association so that it can be certified a world record holder.
The Peoria Journal Star reports Pruitt's fish is alive and will be on display in a tank at a Cabela's Outfitter store in Kansas City.