FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM)– A Pennsylvania fishing record was broken last month after a local angler managed to reel in a massive catfish from the Susquehanna River.
The Flathead Catfish caught by Michael Wherley of Franklin County broke the previous record that a Philadelphia angler set in May 2020 along the Schuylkill River.
The fish caught by Wherley weighed in to be 66 pounds and 6 ounces, almost 10 pounds more than the 56 pound and 3 ounce one caught in 2020. An official from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) was able to record the record-setting catch after an in-person inspection of the fish.
Wherley and his friend Walter “Tommy” Clark, also of Fayetteville, were out by the Lake Aldred, section of the river near Conestoga in Lancaster County and on a 16-foot bass boat Sunday, May 14. Around 10 a.m., three out of the four rods the pair had in the water hooked fish at the…