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Angler Hauls Huge Catfish Out of Austin’s Lady Bird Lake

KXAN

A Texas fishing event turned up this monster 44-pound catfish in Austin’s urban lake.

Lady Bird Lake is home to lots of things: kayakers and paddle boarders enjoying the water, the University of Texas rowing squads, a few unruly swans and lots of ducks. What most people don’t realize is that it’s also the place to find some huge fish.

As reported by KXAN, Nik Williams, in Austin from Michigan participating in the Texas Team Championship last week, reeled in this monster 44-pound out of the urban waters, which are actually a portion of the Colorado River that runs through downtown.

The Texas Team Championships consists of anglers from around the country fishing for exceptionally large common carp and smallmouth buffalo fish in Austin and other areas of Texas.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the catch made Williams a new junior record holder.

Angler Hauls Huge Catfish Out of Austin’s Lady Bird Lake