Record breaking blue catfish caught in Western Kentucky

Record breaking blue catfish caught in Western Kentucky
According to the Western Kentucky Fisheries Facebook page, officials verified that Glynn Grogan of Arlington, Ky. caught a 106.9 pound blue catfish on Saturday, Oct. 20. (Source: Western Kentucky Fisheries/Facebook)

WESTERN KENTUCKY (KFVS) - There is a new new record for the largest blue catfish in Kentucky and it was set over the weekend.

According to the Western Kentucky Fisheries Facebook page, officials verified that Glynn Grogan of Arlington, Ky. caught a 106.9 pound blue catfish on Saturday, Oct. 20.

This reportedly sets a new record for the state.

In the video posted on Facebook, Grogan says he was participating in the Walter Hayes Memorial Catfish Tournament and caught the big fish Below Olmsted in the Ohio River by using a mooneye. According to Wikipedia, mooneye is a ray-finned fish which looks similar to shads.

Grogan says he and Hayes were long time fishing partners until his passing last year.

After the giant fish was verified, the Facebook video shows it was released back into the river.

We were happy to verify a NEW STATE RECORD blue catfish (106.9 lbs.) caught yesterday by Glynn Grogan of Arlington, Kentucky! Glynn was participating in the Walter Hayes memorial catfish tournament. (Walter Hayes and Glynn were long time fishing partners until Walter’s passing last year so this once in a lifetime fish was even more special). The giant fish was caught below Olmsted in the Ohio river on a moon eye. Check out the video to see it swim away!

Posted by Western Kentucky Fisheries on Sunday, October 21, 2018

The video has been viewed more than 165,000 times and has been shared by thousands.

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