Woman catches 88-pound catfish in Tennessee lake

TENNESSEE -- Holy mackerel -- or catfish -- that's one big fish!

A woman in Tennessee was overcome with joy after she caught an 88-pound catfish in Kentucky Lake.

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Paula Cathey Smith caught the "river monster" in December.

Smith said the catch was a personal best.

And the fish won't be kept as a trophy. That's right, Smith said she reeled the fish in for the halibut and then released it.
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