Angler Rick Davis hauls in 92-pound blue catfish

9:27 PM, Apr 22, 2010   |    comments
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KSDK -- A Godfrey man has reeled in the catch of a lifetime -- a 92-pound blue catfish.

The fisherman, Rick Davis, said he caught the fish in the Mississippi River, near Portage des Sioux.

Davis said it took him 48 minutes to land the fish. He then brought the fish in to Bluff City Tackle in Alton for the official weigh-in. The fish yielded more than 50-pounds worth of filets, which Davis has stocked in his freezer.

He still cannot believe the size of this fish.

"It was a miracle, 'cause I was fishing with 20-pound test on a seven-foot pole and caught a 92-pound blue. I could never ever get that lucky in my life again," Davis said.

What's Davis going to do with all those catfish filets? He's planning one major fish fry.


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