Benson angler Landon Evans, 15, holds the new state record for blue catfish - a 117-pound, 8 ounce fish, caught from Lake Gaston on June 11.
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*LITTLETON, N.C. (June 21, 2016) — For the third time in six months, Lake Gaston has produced another blue catfish state record. The holder this time is 15-year-old Landon Evans, of Benson, who landed a 117-pound, 8-ounce whopper on June 11.
Evans caught the fish, which measured 55 inches in length and 40½ inches in girth, using cut shad as bait.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission confirmed the new state record after the fish was weighed on certified scales at Ace Hardware in Littleton and examined and identified by District 3 Assistant Fisheries Biologist Evan Cartabiano.
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