ST. LOUIS — A Missouri fisherman reeled in the catch of a lifetime — a 112-pound monster catfish.
Wade Kaminski fought for eight minutes to land the 5-foot-long blue catfish, KSDK reported.
“I initially thought I got into a snag,” Kaminski said. “I told my friend who was with me, ‘I’m either snagged or I’ve got a monster.’ It was the biggest and baddest fight I’ve ever been involved with.”
Kaminski had to use a different scale because the one on his boat only went to 100 pounds. The fish likely weighed more a few weeks ago before it had spawned.
Although one of the largest catfish any angler might reel in, it is not the state record. That belongs to a leviathan 130-pound blue catfish caught in 2010.
After weighing it and taking some photos with it, Kaminski released the fish back into the Mississippi.
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