Tennessee woman snags 88 lbs. catfish

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Kentucky Lake, TN. (Reuters / CBS Newspath) -- A Tennessee fisherwoman was astonished to catch an 88 lbs (approximately 40 kg) catfish while fishing on Kentucky Lake on December 30, 2018.

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Paula Cathey Smith can be seen reeling in the enormous fish and weighing it, with the help of a man on the boat, both struggling with its weight.

Smith told Reuters that she returned the fish back to the lake: "Yes I released him! I am a firm believer of catch and release."