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9-year-old boy catches massive blue catfish in New Mexico

/ 07:05 PM November 17, 2019
New Mexico massive catfish

Alex Flores, 9, holds a 42-pound (19-kilogram) blue catfish he caught while fishing in the New Mexico’s Elephant Butte Reservoir. Image: Kris Flores via AP

ELEPHANT BUTTE, New Mexico — He caught a fish “this” big. No, really.

A 9-year-old New Mexico boy landed a 42-pound (19-kilogram) blue catfish Sunday evening while fishing in the Elephant Butte Reservoir.

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Kris Flores said his son, Alex, made the big catch by himself and shattered dad’s record of reeling in a 36-pound (16-kilogram) fish.

Flores said the fourth-grader named the fish Wailord after the Pokemon character. The father said his son released the fish back into the reservoir after taking some photos and videos.

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The biggest fish ever reportedly caught in Elephant Butte history was 78 pounds (35 kilograms). IB/JB

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