ONE BIG CATFISH BATTLES TWO SMALL ANGLERS. ANGLERS WIN.
A big catfish got the battle of its life this month when it swallowed two
worms, almost simultaneously, in a fishing pond in Meridian, Miss. The
problem for the catfish was that the nighcrawlers were attached to hooks
and the hooks led up fishing lines to two young rod and reel anglers
competing in the Wal-Mart Kids All-American Fishing Derby. Skylar Moore, 6,
left, and Justin Skelton, 9, both of Meridian, successfully fought and
landed the catfish, which weighed 15 pounds. The young anglers have been
named state co-winners in the 2002 Fujifilm "Big Fish Contest." The derby
in Meridian was organized by the Meridian Parks and Recreation Department.
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Gordon Holland, Hooked on Fishing International, 918-782-4313,