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

posted by Morgan Huelsman -

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.

A lil fishing on first st. In shepherdsville ky.

Posted by Chris Fegett on Sunday, February 25, 2018

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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