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Chattanooga Fireman Catches Probable World Record Fish

by Richard Simms
posted June 6, 2005


J.J. Rorex struggles to hold up his 90-pound Bighead Carp caught June 2. The fish is likely to become a new "All Tackle" World Record. Rorex say he caught the beast on 20-pound Berkley Trilene Big Game line, a 7-foot Lamiglas heavy action rod and Okuma Induron 250 LX reel. click photo to enlarge
JJ Rorex is a Chattanooga fireman proudly serving the city at Firehall #14 in St. Elmo. Given the slightest amount of opportunity, firemen are well-known for giving each other large doses of grief around the firehall.

I'm betting that his firefighting friends will soon have a new nickname for Rorex… something along the lines of "Carp Catcher."

But if the guys giving him grief are fishermen, they'll probably be jealous as well. Rorex may soon achieve something every angler dreams of. It appears at this point that Rorex will soon lay claim to the World Record Bighead Carp.


SEE IT HERE... http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_67927.asp
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Now thats a fish!!!!!!!!!!

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90 lb Carp makes the New Thread headlines, but what about the 170 lb Catfish that was caught a week or so ago?
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90 lb Carp makes the New Thread headlines, but what about the 170 lb Catfish that was caught a week or so ago?
Now thats a fish!!!!!!!!!

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Did you mean this catfish?...


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90 lb Carp makes the New Thread headlines, but what about the 170 lb Catfish that was caught a week or so ago?
yeah ive seen bigger in some photos?
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Did you mean this catfish?...


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Hey I just heard that 127 lb catfish died during transport to Cabela's of Kansas...



The catfish story is below. The story about it dying was hearsay only. Hopefully someone can confirm that...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=787480

I got the link fixed this time.....

It died...

Record Fish Dies en Route

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That is a big Carp and big cat fish....

U gotta give credit for the Carp though, because its the biggest CARP.. if u wanna go by weight theres not a catfish on earth that will ever weigh more then the biggest Sturgeon. Ppl still catch Sturgeon over 6feet long.. Cal state law says u cant keep a Sturgeon under 4 FEET.... and have to toss it if its over 6FEET too.....

And u wanna see a BBBBBBBBBBBBBBIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGGGG GGG

Fish.... here ya go http://www.freds-bc.com/sturgeon_fishing.html
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Now that is more fish than the any corner of West Jefferson has seen! And that's a tall tale of the skanky tuna that that road has seen!!!




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Thats a HUUUGE FISH!!!
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Thats alot of fish to fry.
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