12-Year-Old Louisiana Boy Lands Record-Breaking 114-Pound Mississippi Catfish (Pics)
No matter what becomes of 12-year-old Lawson Boyte, he’s always going to have one hell of an awesome fish story to tell.
Doctor, an NFL quarterback, a truck driver, or a meth dealer—whatever he may be, he’ll still be telling everyone he ever meets about the time he caught a 114-pound catfish. That’s just how it works. If you catch a ginormous fish, you get to brag about it for the rest of your life.
Unfortunately, we don’t know exactly when Boyte landed the giant river monster because the folks at KNOE who broke the story apparently didn’t think to ask. What we do know—according to the Boyte family—is that Lawson was fishing on the Mighty Mississippi with his family (recently?) when he landed the massive fish using live shad for bait. After hauling the thing in, presumably with help from Pa, they took it to Randall’s Fine Meats in Monroe, Louisiana, where it weighed in at 114.1 pound.
Of course, there may be rules about where and when a fish has to be weighed in order for it to be officially certified in state record books. However, if this one checks out, it will easily beat the previous Louisiana state record of 110.19 pounds set in 2005.
Take a look:
That’s a big fish.
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]