Sometimes, the hardest part of setting a fishing record is just getting the fish weighed.
A Kentucky fisherman has officially set a new record in the state after reeling in a 9.05-pound saugeye. While getting the fish in the boat was difficult, the angler had just as much trouble finding an officially certified scale to weigh it on.
Wolfgang Katzenberg caught the fish at Bullock Pen Lake while out on a trip with his son Geoffrey on March 21, according to a news release from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (DFW.) The fish was reportedly 27 inches long and had a girth of 17.5 inches.
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Katzenberg told the department that he initially thought he caught a catfish and only realized it was a saugeye when it came closer to the surface.