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Published August 10, 2010, 03:54 PM

115 pound catfish caught in the Mississippi River

(WDAY TV) - A big cat with giant whiskers is the talk of the Mississippi River in Missouri tonight.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fishermen snagged a whopper of a catfish and didn't let it get away.

Rick Hastings says he was anchored up and fishing when suddenly his group was taken for a wild ride. The colossal catfish pulled the boat for about a mile while the fishermen tried to reel it in.

After an exhausting 45 minutes, they had the big catch on board. The catfish weighed in at 115 pounds.

They plan to take it to the conservation department for an official weight to see if it makes any records.