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Boy, grandpa share Montana catfish record

Updated: July 10, 2006, 2:02 PM ET
Associated Press — July 10, 2006

MALTA. Mont. — A pair of anglers here caught a state-record catfish in Nelson Reservoir, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks said.

Nine-year-old Eli Waters and his grandfather, Jim Jones, reeled in a channel catfish weighing 29.71 pounds on May 28, FWP said in a news release.

That's more than 2 pounds heavier than the previous state record, set in 1998 on Castle Rock Lake near Colstrip.

The official length of the Malta catfish was 38.75 inches, FWP said. ...

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