Louisiana fisherman Justin Coco caught this whopping lunker of blue catfish recently that was at least 6 pounds heavier than the standing state record – but was denied a record because of his method of fishing – snaggin. The rules are pretty clear for the state where you are only allowed a record if the fish is legitimately caught ( hooked by the mouth) by regular tackle on line and rod n reel.
It was a cracker of a fight though with Justin explaining – “I felt like I was hung,” Coco said. “He started stripping drag heading straight down the river. I didn’t move on the bank — I stood where I was at and fought him until he wore down. Once he wore down and got through pulling my drag out, I finally got the chance to get him in.”