The world record blue catfish coverage has continued in mainstream media.
While the catfish still needs to be certified as an official record by the IGFA (International Game Fish Association) it appears that the fish will indeed be certified as a new world record blue catfish and that Greg Bernal is just waiting on all of the IGFA formalities.
If the fish is indeed certified it will surpass the previous world record by six pounds. The kicker of the whole deal is Greg Bernal has not only broken one but three different records setting a state record, world record and a line class record (he was using 40 lb monofilament).
I would like to reference everyone back to my article about catfish fishing line and people feeling the need to use 60 and 80 lb test braided line, way overkill. This is just further proof that you don’t need that heavy fishing line.
It never ceases to amaze me the media firestorm that these record catfish create. In the last two days the world record catfish catch has been featured on CNN, Fox News and the LA Times just to name a few.
I am not trying to beat a dead horse here and continue to rehash everything over and over again since I already covered the catch here, but I got my hands on some additional pictures today that I have not seen elsewhere and wanted to post them for everyone to see.
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