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Lake-record Blue Catfish Caught From Lake Palestine

Robert Holloway set a new Lake Palestine record on Sunday when he caught a rod-and-reel blue catfish that weighed 48.2 pounds and measured 45.5 inches with a length and girth of 31.75 inches.

Holloway knew he had something big when he felt the fish on his line. 

“I had to get it untangled out of my anchor. I kept reeling a little bit, it came up, saw me. She went straight under my boat, I had to back the drag off. Then I got worried and thought she was going to get caught in my front anchor," said Holloway.

The fight continued for 10 minutes, a back and forth struggle before the blue catfish finally started to tire. 

The 48.2 pounds eclipsed the previous rod-and-reel blue catfish record for Lake Palestine. The paperwork has been filed with the state for official certification.

The fish was released back into Lake Palestine. The record blue catfish, 121 pound, 8-ounces was caught from Lake Texoma in 2004 for all of Texas was caught by Cody Mullennix.

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 9)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 73 degrees; 0.03 feet high. Largemouth bass are good working shad like crankbaits, brush hogs, flipping jigs, topwaters, and lizards working near points, timber, and rocky shorelines. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks, bridge columns, and timber. Hybrid stripers are good on live bait and swimbaits. White bass are good on slabs and jigging spoons on main lake humps, channel ledges, and flats. Catfish are good on chicken liver, earthworms, and cut bait.

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