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Kid Lands 114-Pound Louisiana State Record Catfish

Twelve-year-old angler Lawson Boyte landed a spot in the record books when he pulled a fish from the Mississippi River that was larger than him. The Oak Grove, La., resident admits that catching the 114-pound catfish took more than just skill.

“It was more luck than it was skill to catch that big fish. I think the thing that done it was eating Vienna sausages,” he told KNOE 8 News.

Boyte’s fish was so large that it wouldn’t fit in a regular-sized freezer. Instead, it was held in a freezer at the concession stand at Oak Grove High School.

Wonder what the local health department thinks of that situation?

Boyte’s fish will be sent to the state department of wildlife and fisheries to determine its age and species.