N.C. angler catches 112-pound catfish

112-pound catfish

112-pound catfish caught during Icebowl Catfish Tournament

Bill Sutton of Pittsboro, N.C. was fishing with his daughter Georgia Sutton this past weekend on Kerr Reservoir/Buggs Island when they landed a 112-pound catfish. The big catch couldn’t have come at a better time. They were fishing in the annual Icebowl Catfish Tournament when the fish bit.

The Icebowl Catfish Tournament is a 1-day, one-catfish event. The big blue catfish caught by the Suttons took first place in the tournament. The event, now in its 12th year, pits North Carolina anglers against Virginia anglers. Team North Carolina came out on top. The top 47 boats from each state were tallied up at the end of the tournament. Virginia’s anglers brought a total of 560.34 pounds to the scales. North Carolina anglers weighed in a total of 614.88 pounds.

Check out the Icebowl Catfish Tournament Facebook page for a video of the weigh in and awards ceremony.


Click here to read about the 106-pound catfish caught at Santee on Jan. 15, 2022.



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