Youth sets hardhead record

Greyson Borries, 3, of Vancleave set a new state youth salt water record with this hardhead catfish. It was certified by state marine officials on Tuesday.

3-year-old Borries turns trash fish into a trophy

Every saltwater angler who has logged hours in the shallow of the Gulf of Mexico has caught a hardhead catfish, a bait-stealing scourge with sharp fins that can inflict infectious wounds.

So hated is the hardhead that the mere sight of one on a hook reeled to the boat causes frowns, if not angry scowls and unpleasant language.

But, here’s one that is sure to make fishermen of all types and ages smile. Look at the above photo of 3-year-old Greyson Borries of Vancleave, and try not to enjoy.

On Tuesday, the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources certified Borries’ 1-pound, 12.97-ounce hardhead catfish (Ariopsis felis) as a new youth division state record for the species on conventional tackle.

It is proof that the bane of thousands is the treasure of another.

Congratulations Greyson, and Mississippi Sportsman wishes you a life full of successful, and fun, fishing trips.

Bobby Cleveland
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Bobby Cleveland has covered sports in Mississippi for over 40 years. A native of Hattiesburg and graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, Cleveland lives on Ross Barnett Reservoir near Jackson with his wife Pam.