Man Catches 50-Pound Catfish In Front Yard During Kentucky River Floods

The Salt River in Bullet County, Kentucky is flooding but residents are making the most out of the situation. 

Robert Watkins and his friend set limb lines on a tree when the river flooded and photos going viral on Facebook show Watkins reeling in a massive catfish in calf-high water outside of his home in Shepherdsville. 

"Normally, the Salt River is good for them big cat[fish]…we'll do it every time the river gets up," Watkins told WDRB-TV.


Watkins said they weighed the fish on a scale that only goes up to 50 pounds. The scale maxed out.

Heather Watkins Colvin in a Facebook comment said the man was her father and that he has lived on the river his whole life.

Great catch Robert! 

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