Autry Hogan is only 7 years old, when he was fishing over the weekend with his grandfather, father and brother. However this wouldn’t be a regular outing with the guys, when he reeled in an 83 pound catfish near the steam plant in Cumberland City, Tennessee.
His father, Joshua Hogan said the enormous fish was the first Autry had caught with the new rod, which the young man had been saving his allowance to purchase.
The Cumberland River in Tennessee is known for producing large catfish – with flathead weighing up to 123 pounds.
While this was close to the record setting of 85lbs, the young fisherman has high hopes of beating the previous record. The large fish was released after capturing a few photos of the large fish.