This specimen, caught on September 28 by Kelly King, weighed 28.2 pounds, coming close to the state record for the species, a 36.2-pound fish caught in 1999. In 2005, another angler caught a 33-pound channel catfish in a different portion of Lacamas. King fishes with a group of anglers that call themselves the "garage-sale group," because they don't spend much on their gear, according to the Columbian.
Still, it could have been even better for King, who originally thought the fish was a brown bullhead. If that were the case, it would have been a world record. An impressive catch nevertheless. – Rick Bach