A 7th Grader In Texas Caught A State Record Blue Catfish That Weighed Almost As Much As Him

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A 7th grader was fishing on Lake Tawakoni back in early March when he hooked into an absolute beast of a fish. Once he got it back to the scales, 12-year-old Cade Childress would discover that he’d just caught a new Junior Anglers Division Texas state record Blue Catfish.

Cade and his dad Shiloh Childress were fishing with Whisk’R Fish’N Trophy Guide Service captain James Evans on March 6th and the fishing started out oddly slow. The fishing charter was a Christmas present for Cade but the timing was throwing the guide off of his routine because the day prior James Evans brought out two lady anglers who caught 10 catfish totaling 314 pounds. He expected the bite to be red hot.

Evans told the Dallas Morning News “My shallow bite pretty much died. We spent most of the morning fishing alleys around stumps and timber, but it just wasn’t happening. I’m not sure what happened, but we never caught a fish.”

Fishing’s funny like that. It’s…

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