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Angler catches record 82.7-pound catfish at Fort Gibson Lake

Posted at 12:49 PM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 13:49:31-05

An Oklahoma angler reeled in a monster catfish at Fort Gibson Lake on Tuesday.

Bernie McBryde of Wagoner hauled in the 82.7-pound blue catfish at Fort Gibson Lake, according to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

The catfish was eight pounds larger than the previous record-size catfish caught at the lake. It was weighed by ODWC biologists.

McBryde successfully released the fish back into the lake.

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