Angler catches 47-pound catfish in North Texas, catfish may have set new state record

Posted at 4:23 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 18:46:33-05

(KXXV) - — Officials on Lake Tawakoni said a 47-pound fish was caught on Saturday.

According to lake officials, they are waiting on confirmation from Texas Parks and Wildlife to confirm a DNA sample from the fish to be a true channel catfish and not a hybrid catfish.

The current record holder channel catfish weighs 36.50 pounds. It was caught on March 7, 1965, from the Pedernales River.

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