According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency fisherman Micka Burkhart of Big Rock, Tennessee caught a catfish that weighed at 122 pounds and three ounces.
Burkhart caught the record-breaking catfish from the Barkley Reservoir in Stewart County, and it measured 57.5 inches in length and 42.5 inches in girth, according to a press release issued on Thursday, July 13.
This is the second time Burckhart has broken the state record for a blue catfish. Last time the fish weighed 118 pounds.
Burkhart said of the event, “This whole situation with this fish has been so amazing. It’s hard to put into words how I feel.”