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Tina Willis and Toby Mougey proudly display the catfish Willis caught on Moon Lake on Saturday, July 25. The catfish weighed in at 42 pounds, 1 ounce. David Samson/The Forum

Record catfish

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Tina Willis of West Fargo caught a channel catfish so big last Saturday, it became a North Dakota state record.

"We were trying to catch some big catfish and we sure did," Willis said of her fishing outing with boyfriend Toby Mougey of Fargo.


The 31-year-old Willis, who works at Auto Owners Insurance in Fargo, used a frog for bait while fishing from the shore of Moon Lake - located southwest of Valley City.

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