Greg Hunter, who shot the video, said a bunch of people crowded around the man who caught it.
"Some lady was flipping out cause he wacked it dead and she said they were trying to preserve the remaining wildlife there or something," said Hunter in an email. "It was a crazy scene."
According to Hunter, the fisherman who caught it said he was planning to eat it.
People on social media reacted to the a three-eyed catfish by relating it to "Blinky the Three-Eyed Fish" from "The Simpsons."
@ABC7NY Wow..reminds me of The Simpsons, the fish with the 3 eyes.. that's crazy..looks scary— G (@JenaGii) November 9, 2015