Boy, 10, catches record catfish

Special to the Daily Journal
Jackson – Dakota Hinson didn’t just have a good day on the Mississippi River; he had a recordbreaking day.
The 10-year-old Natchez resident caught a 95-pound blue catfish to beat the old state record by two pounds. The fish was 55 inches long and 41 inches in girth. It was caught on cut shad near Adams County.
“We’re always excited when a state record gets broken,” said Ron Garavelli, state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks fisheries bureau director. “It’s even better when one of our younger anglers is the one getting the big fish.”

 

Buster Wolfe