Mississippi man sets new state record by reeling in 104-pound blue catfish

NATCHEZ, Miss — Christopher Halley of Brookhaven, Mississippi, has a knack for catching big fish. 

While fishing on the Mississippi River near Natchez on Tuesday, he hauled up a 104-pound blue catfish on a trotline, setting a new state trophy record.

Eugene Cronley of Brandon caught a 131-pound blue catfish using a rod and reel in April. That fish was also caught on the Mississippi River near Natchez. 

State fishing records have three categories: rod and reel, trophy and fly fishing. 

You can find all current fishing records for Mississippi . 

Congrats to Christopher Halley of Brookhaven for catching the new State Trophy

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