Woman catches and releases massive fish out of a Tennessee lake


A woman who caught an 88-pound catfish out of Kentucky Lake now has massive bragging rights. 

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resouces Agency, calling the catch a “river monster!” Paula Cathey Smith caught the fish while out on the lake Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.

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River Monster! Paula Cathey Smith shows us you can catch fish in the winter with this “personal best” 88 pounder caught and released safely back into KY Lake. http://tnwildlife.org 


Kentucky Lake is located northwest of Nashville and straddles both state lines. 

No word yet on what type of pound-test she was using or the kind of bait used to lure the huge fish on…..that seems to remain a secret. 

The fish was released shortly after Smith captured the moment with a photo – proof of her fishing accomplishment. 

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