there has been some talk out there that the six pounder caught years ago in westwego canal was possibly a tripletail. Think it was caught within a couple of years after hurrican betsy. Would make sense because they look similar and no one would know far sure what a six ponder looks like . World record i believe on books is 5.3 pounds from Lake Enid in Mississippi caught about 50 years ago.
My grandmother used to tell me that the sac-a-lait was caught out of a farm pond, and when the people arrived to record the fish they claimed that they already had ate it. Not so sure how true this is but a fish weighing exactly 6lbs and no pic or mount to prove it is really hard to beieve.
FYI I read in the obituary today (3-21-07) that a woman named Lettie Robinson from Westwego has entered into eternal rest. She was 73 year old. It is probably her daughter which has the same first name that caught the 6 pounder. If I am not mistaken, I think the fish was caught in the Westwego Airport canal on a cane pole.