Hudson Simmons spent 30 minutes pulling in his prized catch, even breaking his rod and reel by the time the fish was in the boat.
Hudson's dad, Jimmy, said the 55-pound, 9-ounce catfish beats the old record set on March 11, 2011. That fish was 38 pounds, 12 ounces.
Eyewitness News spoke to Simmons about his epic catch. He had a valid comparison for the fish he caught.