Liberty County man catches huge catfish

Fisherman James Pruett caught this 76-pound yellow catfish on the Trinity River. (Courtesy: Dayton News)

April 19, 2012 5:35:04 AM PDT
A man in Liberty County has a whale of a fish story. He caught what may be a record size catfish.

Fisherman James Pruett was checking his trot line out in the Trinity River last weekend. That's when he caught a 76-pound yellow catfish. He said the fish nearly sunk his boat.

Pruett is not sure if this is a record catch, but says it's the biggest catch ever, at least for him.

You can read more about this giant catch of the day in the Dayton News, one of our Houston Community Newspaper partners.

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