Teen Catches 101-Pound State Record Catfish

Teen Catches 101-Pound State Record Catfish
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Jaylynn Parker of New Richmond Ohio just caught the Ohio state Record blue catfish. Parker is a sophomore at New Richmond High School and grew up fishing with her family on the Ohio River. On Sunday, April, 7, Parker hooked this monster fish using a jug. Jug fishing consists of using a baited hook suspended beneath a large jug or float. The tension from the float sets the hook whenever a fish bites, allowing the angler to then pull the fish to shore by hand.

Parker stated that she obviously needed help wrestling this fish to shore, as she only weighs 117 pounds herself. She had support from her father and family friend Jeff as they yanked this beast to land. Once the group landed the fish, they knew they had a potential record on their hands. They then weighed the fish on their home scale, which showed a whopping 108 pounds. They then called the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to get an official weight. The game warden measured the fish at 56 inches long,…

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