(FOX NEWS) – This fish is definitely worth a "big fish alert." An angler in Tennessee reeled in a massive paddlefish during a recent trip to Cherokee Lake. This is just the latest in a string of new fishing records being set this year.
Chad Collins caught the 120-pound paddlefish, breaking the previous record by 10 pounds. The fish has been certified by a state biologist and is officially in the record books.
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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wrote about the catch on Facebook, posting, "Take a look at the new state record paddlefish caught by Chad Collins on Cherokee Lake! TWRA Fisheries Biologist John Hammonds certified the behemoth Shovelbill weighing 120 lbs. with a total length of 75.5 inches and a girth of 41.5 inches. Atta boy Chad!"