August 20, 2008 5:51 PM

$13 'Barbie' rod lands record catfish (at least look at the photo)

David Hayes knew from earlier catches that lunker catfish patrolled the acre pond a few feet behind his rural Wilkes County home in North Carolina But he never suspected it held a state-record channel cat. Or that he would land it with a hot-pink Barbie rod and reel 2 inches shorter than the fish.

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