Lancaster Angler hunting blue catfish in standard size

Oftentimes, Stephen Price of Lancaster is affected by depression in a big way.

Price, a 33-year-old fisherman who has been pursuing a plus-sized blue catfish for some time, has been fishing on the Kanawha River in West Virginia on the morning of May 25, a promising day marked by partly cloudy skies, light breezes, and high waters.

Accompanied by his dog, Price thought it remarkable, having landed on two unremarkable flatheads, he caught three stray fish not far from the Kanawa Confluence of the Ohio River opposite Gallipolis.

The first, whom Price said did “pretty much what he wanted,” fought like a wild flathead, until he swam safely into an obstacle, ending the struggle. Not long after that, the blue grabbed the lump of shadows bait and grabbed a hook, a net, and weighed more than 50 pounds, then released it.

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