Pair lands giant catfish on Lake Guntersville, Alabama

It sure was cool on Lake Guntersville, Alabama on Monday. But Jeremy Bethune and Summer Stevens of Flat Rock, Alabama, love fishing so much that they decided to endure the cold weather and throw in some jigs in the water — maybe one of Guntersville’s big bass would hit, he thought it would a log,” Summer said of a bass fishing trip that turned out to be unforgettable. “He asked me to hold the pole while he reached up and cut the cord. That’s when we saw the top of the pole tremble.” What A 30-minute fight ensued with a monster that weighed much more than a largemouth bass. “We got it to the boat, I got the tail in the net, and Jeremy grabbed the head with his bare hands,” Summer said. “We kinda got it in the boat and saw we caught a giant flathead catfish. We couldn’t believe the 12-pound test line held up. “How big was the catfish?” We didn’t get a chance to weigh it, but it felt a lot heavier than a 50-pound suitcase you’d carry with you airport,” Summer said. After he snapped a few photos, Jeremy and Summer let go of the fish. “It was the craziest day ever,” Summer said. Jeremy and Summer will be back on the lake soon to continue fishing, but in the meantime they’re saving their money. Why? Because if they keep hooking monsters like this, they need a bigger boat.

It sure was cool on Lake Guntersville, Alabama on Monday. But Jeremy Bethune and Summer Stevens of Flat Rock, Alabama, love fishing so much that they decided to endure the cold weather and throw in some jigs – maybe one of Guntersville’s big bass would strike.

“When Jeremy first hooked it he thought it was a log,” Summer said of a bass fishing trip that turned out to be unforgettable. He asked me to hold the pole while he reached up and cut the line. Then we saw the tip of the pole wobble.”

What followed was a 30 minute battle with a monster that weighed a lot more than a largemouth bass.

“We made it to the boat, I got the tail in the net, and Jeremy grabbed the head with his bare hands,” Summer said. “We kinda got it in the boat and saw we caught a giant flathead catfish. We couldn’t believe the 12 pound test line held up.”

jeremy bethune and his giant catfish

How big was the catfish?

“We didn’t get a chance to weigh it, but it felt a lot heavier than a 50-pound suitcase you take to the airport,” Summer said.

After taking some photos, Jeremy and Summer released the fish.

“It was the craziest day ever,” Summer said.

Jeremy and Summer will be back at the lake soon to continue fishing, but in the meantime they’re saving their money.

Why?

Because if they keep hooking monsters like this, they need a bigger boat.

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