Virginia game officials say the state may have a new record blue catfish: a monster weighing in at 109 pounds and 53 inches in length.
The big cat was caught by Tony Milam in Buggs Island Lake near the confluence of the Dan and Roanoke rivers. The previous record blue cat weighed in at 102 pounds, four ounces, and was caught in the tidal James River in 2009.
Before Milam’s catch enters the record books, the State Record Fish Committee of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fishery is reviewing the entry. The certification should be completed next week.