The blue cat measured 48-inches-long, carried a girth of 35 inches and beat the decade old previous record by 17 pounds. The two men released the fish after weighing it and, of course, posing with it in a few pictures. "I like going for the biggest cat I can get, but I'm not going to eat them," McKneely said. "Records are made to be broken. This fish will grow more and someone else will break my record."