12-Year-Old Boy Catches Record-Breaking 114-Pound Catfish in Mississippi River

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIMarch 2, 2014

Wow, that's a big fish.

Lawson Boyte, a 12-year-old from Oak Grove, La., was fishing with his family on the Mississippi River when he caught one of the biggest fish you'll ever see. According to, Boyte landed a catfish that weighed 114.1 pounds, breaking the Louisiana record.



Based on the pictures, the kid might weigh less than the fish.


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