Everything in Texas is big…including the koi! Actually, this is a smallmouth buffalo (Ictiobus bubalus) from Lake Fork, Texas. Austin Anderson of Coppell, TX USA landed the 50-pound, 6-ounce beast while soaking a dough ball. The thing took 40 minutes to land and was released so it can get even more obese!
The catch qualifies the kid for both the IGFA male Junior record for the species as well as the 50-pound line class record.