Rocky Baker, an angler from Four Oaks, North Carolina, smashed the old state record for blue catfish with a 127-pounder.
On Saturday night, July 10, 2021, Baker soaked a small 2- to 3-inch gizzard shad at one of his favorite fishing holes.
This catch broke the previous state record for the biggest blue catfish caught in North Carolina.
He said the fish was caught by a fishing rod. It was reeled in and netted in the boat.
The big fish was weighed at E-Z Bait and Tackle in Goldsboro. It was released back into the wild at Roanoke River on Sunday.