TWRA: Record-breaking catfish caught in Stewart Co.

Man catches 118-pound fish
Man catches 118-pound fish(photo courtesy by TWRA)
Published: Sep. 25, 2022 at 2:54 PM CDT
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DOVER, Tenn. (WSMV) - On Saturday around 12:30 p.m. Micka Buckhart could break a new Tennessee record.

Buckhart went down to the Cumberland River in Stewart County with skipjack and a 30-pound test line.

There he caught a 118-pound 7-ounce blue catfish. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said this will be a new record pending verification and certification.

The TWRA said the official measurements were the following:

  • 118 pounds 7 ounces
  • 54 inches long
  • 41-inch girth

Buckhart released the fish back into the Cumberland River.