'Frankenfish' hooked in Virginia a world recordAugust 7, 2013 @ 5:23 pm
SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man who caught a fish known as "Frankenfish" has set a world record.
Caleb Newton hooked the 17-pound, 6-ounce northern snakehead in a creek in northern Virginia during a fishing tournament June 1. The "Frankenfish" gets its nickname because of its appearance and adaptability. The invasive species native to Asia is able to breathe air and survive in very shallow waters or mud.
The Free Lance-Star ( http://bit.ly/140IvhG) reports the International Game Fish Association confirmed the record catch. It beat a snakehead caught in Japan in 2004 by 2 ounces.
Newton is a 27-year-old plumber in Spotsylvania County. He has said it only took him about a minute to get it into the boat, and the 3-foot long fish barely fit into his cooler.
Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Councilwoman Kshama Sawant is upset that Boeing pays less for electricity than residents
What We Learned
Danny O'Neil says the gap between Seattle & the rest of the NFL isn't as big as we thought
Why investors are shifting away from cancer and heart disease research
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.