Virginia man catches 66-pound blue catfish, breaks state record

Jason Emmel, of Louisa, 여자 이름, broke the state record catching a 66-pound, 5-온스 blue catfish with a bow and arrow, according to the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources.

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The fish – which Emmel caught in the Pamunkey River on Monday – was 3 피트, 6 inches long.

It was verified by biologists and reviewed by the Virginia State Record Committee, according to a Facebook post from the Virginia DWR.

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Emmel’s catch is nowrecognized as the current Virginia Archery State Record Blue Catfish,” the DWR said on Facebook.

Jason Emmel caught a 66-pound, 5-ounce blue catfish with a bow and arrow in Virginia's Pamunkey River on Monday.

Jason Emmel caught a 66-pound, 5-ounce blue catfish with a bow and arrow in Virginia’s Pamunkey River on Monday. (Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources)

Emmel beat the previous state record by about four pounds.

에 2021, William Bates, Jr. caught a 62-pound, 4-pounce blue catfish from Occoquan Bay in Fairfax, 여자 이름, according to the state DWR.

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