Big catfish

Wiley Monk

Wellsburg West Virginia

One day i was in a catfish tornaument on the ohio river me and my brother were in it . i fell asleep at about 8:00 then at 2:15 i woke up and i waited for about 2 minutes and i heared my drag on my pole going off so i got up and yanked the pole and started reeling after a half a hour i had it on the boat my dad was about to wet his pants when i got it in. it was a 39.4lb catfish. 45 minutes later the drag went off again and i caught a 3 pound channel catfish and then i went to the marina to weigh my cat fish and i won 65 dollars.

Species: Catfish

Date Caught: 09/21/2011

Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 1

Length: 48in.

Weight: 39

Lure / Bait used: Bait | Bluegill

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