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Boy saves allowance for new rod, lands 83-pound catfish

For The Win logo For The Win 4/23/2021 Pete Thomas
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Autry Hogan saved his allowance to buy a new fishing rod and last Saturday the 7-year-old Tennessean broke in his new equipment by landing an 83-pound flathead catfish.

According to Clarksville Now, Autry was fishing on the Cumberland River with his father, grandfather, and younger brother, when he hooked a catfish that was about as long (47 inches) as he is tall.

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The fish was released but based on a photo supplied by the family, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency confirmed the species as a flathead catfish.

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Autry Hogan and his father hoist 83-pound catfish. Courtesy photo

The state record for flathead catfish – 85 pounds, 15 ounces – has stood since 1993.

Clarksville Now reported that Autry’s new goal is to beat that record. “Now, he has pretty high expectations,” said his father, Joshua Hogan.

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