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N. Texas Man Catches Record 82-lb Catfish at Lake Tawakoni

Catch being verified by Texas Game Warden

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    Danny Miles holds up his 82-pound, 51-inch catfish caught at Lake Tawakoni on March 1, 2012.

    A Texas angler appears to have set a new record for the largest catfish caught in Lake Tawakoni using a rod and reel.

    Paul Miles sent an email to NBC 5 letting us know that his brother Danny caught a whopper of a fish Thursday. 

    According to Miles, his brother caught an 82-pound, 51-inch Blue Catfish with a 28-inch girth on March 1 at Lake Tawakoni.  The catch breaks the record for the largest caught at that lake by more than 8 pounds.

    Miles, who comes from a family of record-setting anglers, works for the Carrollton post office.  His brother Paul was quick to point out that Danny not only broke the lake record, but the family-record as well.

    A Texas Game Warden said the previous record at Lake Tawakoni was a 73.7-pound, 50-inch long catfish caught on Jan. 22, 2010.  They are now in the process of verifying Miles' catch and adding it to the record book.