This giant blue catfish just missed the North Carolina record by seven pounds.
Lake Wylie in North Carolina is known for big catfish.
However, this blue catfish is so big, it’s almost an anomaly compared to other catfish caught there in the last several years.
At a whopping 82 pounds, this fish is so big, it now holds the unofficial Lake Wylie record. Jeff Manning was the lucky angler who set the hook on this massive fish and managed to capture the whole thing on video.
Congratulations to Mr. Manning. Hopefully, you will catch an even bigger one someday!