Mississippi Man Smashes Fishing Record With 131-Pound Blue Catfish

Mississippi Man Smashes Fishing Record With 131-Pound Blue Catfish
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  • A man from Brandon, Mississippi just shattered the state fishing record for Blue Catfish
  • While fishing in Natchez, MS, Eugene Cronley reeled in a 131-pound Blue Catfish that was 30 pounds more than the previous state record and just shy of an IGFA fishing world record
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A man from Brandon, Mississippi just shattered a longstanding state fishing record in the Magnolia State. Eugene Cronley was fishing on the Mississippi River near Natchez (home of Stevan Ridley) when he reeled in a 131-pound Blue Catfish.

His catch wasn’t just good enough to put him in the record books, it completely demolished the existing state fishing record for Blue Catfish of 95 pounds. Normally fishing records are broken by a couple of ounces. Maybe a few pounds at most. We almost NEVER see fishing records broken by 33% heavier than the existing record.

That 95-pounder was caught by Dakota Hinson in 2009…

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