Woman overcome with joy after catching 88-pound catfish in Tennessee lake

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Holy mackerel -- or catfish -- that's one big fish! (Credit: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency via Facebook)

Holy mackerel -- or catfish -- that's one big fish!

A woman in Tennessee was overcome with joy after she caught an 88-pound catfish in Tennessee's Kentucky Lake.

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Paula Cathey Smith caught the "river monster" in December.

Smith said the catch was a personal best.

And the fish wasn't kept as a trophy. Smith said she reeled the fish in for the halibut and then released it.

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