WALLHALLA, S.C. — Larry Westmoreland has caught plenty of fish in his 70 years, but he’ll be hard-pressed to top the one he reeled in Saturday night while fishing on a lake in South Carolina.
While fishing on Lake Keowee, Westmoreland caught an 89-pound catfish using his own secret bait.
It took him about 20-minutes to land the monster catch.
He says he was able to get the majority of the 49-inch-long fish into his net, but it took several attempts to actually get the fish into the boat.
“I had to try six or more times to ever get it over into the boat. I was telling my wife when we woke up. I said I caught the biggest fish of my life last night. I knew I had a big fish but I didn’t realize it was that big.”