(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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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.