‘Monster’ blue catfish could break Tennessee record, wildlife officials say
Micka Burkhart caught the “monster” blue catfish at 12:30 p.m. on the Cumberland River in Stewart County with skipjack and a 30-pound test line, officials said.
Once out of the water, it weighed118 pounds and 7 ounces, was 54 inches long and 41 inches around.
Pending verification and certification, the huge fish would break the Tennessee record.
Burkhart successfully released the catfish back into the Cumberland River, according to officials.
“Now, this is a big blue!” wildlife officials said.
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