If you’re like me, you have fond memories out on the lake or the ocean fishing. Or if you’re a bigger fan of fly fishing or just casting a line off the shore, then I’m with you. Fishing is just the perfect hobby and a great way to get away from the stresses and distractions of a busy life in America. For the connoisseur, every part of fishing is wondrous. From getting the permit at the local tackle shop, to finding the perfect spot, to waiting, to waiting, to waiting, and to getting that first bite on the line of the season.
But one fisherman was in for a shock. When he cast out his line in the murky waters of the South, he quickly got a bite. However, as he tried to reel it in, he discovered that this fish was no ordinary underwater creature. It was strong. Stronger than any other fish he had ever dealt with in his fishing career. As the man tried to reel in the large fish, it surfaced. Then he knew he was dealing with something giant. And in the end, he struggled to bring that 280-pound catfish into his little boat…
When the man shared his journey through photos to Facebook, the internet applauded him for his record-breaking catch. And as you’ll see as you scroll through these pictures, this catch deserved to be documented.
Because the fish was 280-pounds, the man had to brace himself as he struggled to bring it closer to the boat. It took a while before he was able to see the thing that was on the other end of the line.
However, when he won, he got some photos with the giant beast. As you’ll probably admit along with me, the catfish is so large it almost resembles a shark. It is much bigger than the 160-pound fisherman.
With the fish lying on the shore, you can get a good look at the large creature. The fisherman sits on the sand near the tail and just admires the thing that he pulled from the murky depths.
While this 280-pound catfish is huge, one it Thailand measured in at more than 600 pounds. Now that is big!
But this man who caught the catfish somewhere in the South can barely lift the beast out of the water. Imagine trying to lift Dwayne Johnson. Actually, according to the internet, he is only 260 pounds.
However, this catfish is a different variety than the one caught in Thailand. While the jury is still out, that might qualify it as a record breaker in its own right.
While you might not believe that this catfish is really 280-pounds, you can see it get weighed on the scale.
Not only is the fish super heavy, it also had large body parts. The fin measures about 32-inches from top to bottom. This fisherman was lucky to catch this fish – if he wasn’t as skilled as he was, the thing could have pulled him into the water.
In some of the photos, the strong freshwater fish seems to almost break the man’s fishing rod. Do you think he will ever be able to match this catch? Or will this 280-pound catfish be the best thing he ever catches in his career?