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Texas wildlife officials catch estimated 60-plus pound catfish

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   March 30, 2016 at 2:49 PM

SNOOK, Texas, March 30 (UPI) -- Texas Parks and Wildlife officials shared a photo of a massive catfish estimated to weigh at least 60 pounds in Lake Conroe.

The department said in a Facebook post the fish was caught during gill net sampling in the lake and measured an impressive 52 inches long.

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The post said the fish was too heavy for the boat's on-board scale, but they estimated its weight at more than 60 pounds.

A photo of the fish was shared by Inland Fisheries College Station-Houston District-Texas Parks and Wildlife.

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