When the catfish you just hooked is longer than your boat is wide, this happens.
This appears to be an episode of the “Hunt for Big Fish” with host Larry Dahlberg. Sometimes the famous fisherman has to take a back seat to another angler and this is one of those times.
Here’s a good look at catching a catfish that is longer than the width of the long boat they’re in.
That’s one over-sized whisker lips that any of us would like to catch, but maybe in a bigger boat!
When you’re angling for fish that can reach proportions like that one it’s never a bad idea to use such large gear.
Congrats to these guys for a nice catch and release on a catfish the size of a small truck!