CLAY COUNTY (KSNT) – It’s not every day you land a new personal best.
That’s exactly what 78-year-old Bob Bishop of Blue Rapids did Thursday while out fishing with his nephew Tony Blair on the north end of Milford Lake. The duo was out casting lines in the morning hours on the north end of Kansas’s largest lake when Bishop hooked something big.
Bishop, who usually goes fishing for walleye and wipers, said he recently switched to catfish. He’s a veteran angler on Milford Lake which he said has been a favorite fishing spot for him going back 30 years. Bishop and his nephew chose a spot where they had caught some other large fish in the 40-pound range, hoping to make another big catch.
Armed with a spinner rod baited with white bass, Bishop thought he was snagged the morning he landed his personal best. It was only when he felt the line move that he knew something large was on the hook. Bishop said he had to fight…