John Kr. Flores

North La. youngster shatters blue catfish mark

Three Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement agents witnessed and signed off on 12-year-old Lawson Boyte's 114-pound state record blue catfish. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Dodie Atwood )

Not much was happening along the bank of the Mississippi River near Lake Providence where Jim Danley, his son Bo, and nephew Lawson Boyte were fishing for catfish back in early March.

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