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Digest: Record white catfish caught in southern Potomac River

Digest: Record white catfish caught in southern Potomac River

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources confirmed a St. Mary's County man has set a new nontidal state fishing record for white catfish. Jacob Vosburgh, 20, of Lexington Park, caught the fish recorded at 8.27 pounds June 1 in the southern Potomac River. It was 23 inches long. The white catfish was recognized as a game fish a few years ago, but until now nobody had broken the seven-pound minimum weight to be eligible for state records. Vosburgh used bloodworms as bait and a Carolina sinking rig — designed for finding fish on the river bottom. "Even before we took it out of the water, just judging by the size of its head we knew it was state record," Vosburgh...

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