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Fishermen snag 138-pound catfish in Lake Moultrie

Two fishermen say they caught a 138-pound catfish in Lake Moultrie in Cross. Two fishermen say they caught a 138-pound catfish in Lake Moultrie in Cross.
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Two fishermen say they caught a 138-pound catfish in Lake Moultrie in Cross.

A biologist is expected to look at the fish which may be a state record. According to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources' website, the largest catfish ever caught in SC weighed in at just over 109. The massive blue catfish was caught in 1991.

The average size of a blue catfish is 3 to 40 pounds, according to DNR.

In April 2009, Mark Bollenberg of Bonneau Beach hauled in a monster Arkansas blue catfish that weighed in at 108.9 pounds. According to the Berkeley Independent newspaper, the fish was caught in the Tail Race Canal in Moncks Corner.

According to TotalProSports.com, the largest catfish ever caught was reeled in by fishermen in northern Thailand on May 1, 2005. The fish weighed in at 646 pounds and measured 9-feet long.

Scientists believe that fish may be the largest freshwater fish ever recorded.

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