One Whopper Of A Tale

May 25, 2005 — It began, as many big outdoor news stories do these days, with an e-mail. This one, from a sender identified only as “BassMan423,” contained a subject line that was certain to grab any angler’s attention: “World Record Blue Cat,” followed by a string of exclamation points. And this was not an Internet rumor, but the story of a new, world record blue catfish that weighed 124 pounds!