Record-breaking catfish pulled out of San Antonio River along Saspamco Paddling Trail

At 39.7 pounds, who says fishing isn’t a workout?

Image courtesy of the San Antonio River Authority. (Copyright 2021 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – Ummm, we’re going to need a bigger boat, and by boat, we mean kayak.

A local fishing enthusiast named Matt caught a record-breaking catfish on the San Antonio River along the Saspamco Paddling Trail.

The blue catfish that Matt managed to land weighed 39.7 pounds— who says fishing isn’t a workout?

According to the San Antonio River Authority, this is one of the largest catfish seen in the San Antonio River area.

Whoa, what a great catch at the SASPAMCO paddling trail on the #SanAntonioRiver! Congrats Matt! 🎣 Learn more about the...

Posted by San Antonio River Authority on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

For those of you wishing to try and top Matt and his record-breaking blue cat, you may want to try using cut bait like Matt did.

The River Authority said that Matt’s catfish even topped the record-breaking fish caught at Calaveras, Braunig and Medina in the lake category.

For more information on the paddling trail click here and here.

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Jakob Rodriguez is a digital journalist at KSAT 12. He's a graduate of Texas State University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The University Star.