Kentucky fisherman catches document-breaking fish, searches for qualified scale

Often, the most difficult component of environment a fishing report is just obtaining the fish weighed.

A Kentucky fisherman has officially established a new record in the condition after reeling in a 9.05-pound saugeye. While receiving the fish in the boat was complicated, the angler experienced just as a lot difficulty discovering an officially licensed scale to weigh it on.

Wolfgang Katzenberg caught the fish at Bullock Pen Lake though out on a excursion with his son, Geoffrey.
(Kentucky Section of Fish and Wildlife Means)

Wolfgang Katzenberg caught the fish at Bullock Pen Lake even though out on a excursion with his son Geoffrey on March 21, according to a news release from the Kentucky  Division of Fish and Wildlife Means (DFW.)  The fish was reportedly 27 inches lengthy and experienced a girth of 17.5 inches.

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Katzenberg explained to the department that he at first believed he caught a catfish and only understood it was a saugeye when it came closer to the area.

He stated, “We failed to have a net and I have this huge fish on a crappie jig with hooks made to straighten out when hung up. Geoffrey tried out to cradle it with a PFD (particular flotation unit), but that failed to do the job. I finally just wrestled it in and slung it in the boat. It was a fiasco circumstance for a little bit.”

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He continued, “Geoffrey seemed it up on his mobile phone and noticed the report was 8 kilos, 8 ounces. He told me, we may possibly have a shot (at the file), this could possibly be shut.”

In purchase to qualify for a point out report, fish ought to be weighed on an formally accredited scale. According to Katzenberg, he had to phone 10 diverse outlets in the areas before he discovered 1 that was prepared to weigh the fish.

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Thankfully, a close by Costco agreed to wheel just one of their scales out to the parking good deal, where the fish was formally weighed before excited group.

The preceding record for a saugeye in Kentucky ws an 8 pound, 8-ounce fish caught in 2019.