Teen reels in whopper catfish at Lake Gaston

Landon Evans and his big ole fish (image courtesy NC Wildlife Resources Commission)

A Benson, North Carolina 15-year-old holds the new state record for blue catfish after reeling in a monster on Lake Gaston.

The NC Wildlife Resources Commission says Landon Evans landed a 117-pound, 8-ounce blue catfish on June 11 using cut shad as bait.

It's the third time a fish pulled from Lake Gaston has set a state record.

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