Angler catches 88-pound catfish in Kentucky Lake

Angler catches 88-pound catfish in Kentucky Lake
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency posted a photo on its Facebook page of Paula Cathey Smith holding her personal best before she released it back into the lake:

(WAVE) - A Tennessee angler reeled in the catch of a lifetime while fishing on Kentucky Lake.

Paula Cathey Smith caught an 88-pound blue catfish last week, according to Lexington television station WKYT.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency posted a photo on its Facebook page of Smith holding her personal best before she released it back into the lake:

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River Monster! Paula Cathey Smith shows us you can catch fish in the winter with this "personal best" 88 pounder caught and released safely back into KY Lake. tnwildlife.org

Posted by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency on Monday, December 31, 2018

The Tennessean newspaper reported that Smith hadn’t caught a big catfish in recent weeks due to heavy rains and being sick.

Smith’s previous personal-record was an 82-pounder, the newspaper reported.

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