CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A 7-year-old boy caught an 83-pound catfish, close to a state record, on a rod bought with his allowance.
Autry Hogan went fishing with his father and grandfather recently when he felt the weight on his hook, Clarksville Now reported.
“When he was reeling it in, I could tell it was big, but not that big,” father Joshua Hogan said.
Autry was able to land the catch, believed to be a flathead catfish, which can weigh more than 120 pounds. According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the state record is 85 pounds, a record Autry plans to beat.
“Now, he has pretty high expectations,” Joshua Hogan said.
They took a few photos and then released the fish back in the water.
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