Fort Wayne man catches 45-pound catfish in St. Joe River

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A Fort Wayne man and avid fisherman has quite a fishing tale to tell after catching a massive catfish in the St. Joseph River.

Tray Wade with the catfish.

“It was the biggest fish I’ve ever caught,” said Tray Wade.

Wade says he and a friend were fishing with nightcrawlers on the river near Johnny Appleseed Park two weeks ago when his line caught something.

“It was a big fight,” Wade said. “I didn’t think it would be that big, but it was a great catch.”

Wade said it took 20 minutes to reel the 45-pound catfish in – the biggest fish he had ever caught.

After his friend and another fisherman took pictures of the fish Wade says he threw the fish back in the river.

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