Angler sets new record with catfish at Clarks Hill Lake
New lake record flathead catfish caught after nearly an hour long battle on light tackle
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Local angler Michael Dollar now holds the Clarks Hill record for largest flathead catfish caught on rod and reel. The fish was weighed on a certified scale at Raysville Bait and Tackle and came in at 70 pounds even.
Dollar is from Raysville and says he caught the fish earlier this month on March 4 while crappie fishing.
Dollar had to fight the fish for nearly 40 minutes since he was only using 6 pound test fishing line.
Dollar posted about his record catch on Facebook, saying, “I still can’t believe this happened yesterday. 70 lbs Flathead on 6 lb. test crappie rod. Fought it close to 40 minutes. Bent the hook and broke my net. #HappyCrappie.”
Georgia Outdoor News keeps up with lake records in the state and posted Monday about Dollar’s catch being certified.
You can read the full story on Dollar and his new record on the GON website by clicking here: 70 Pound Flathead On 6-lb. Test Sets New Clarks Hill Record
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