Shane Smith caught a fat cat Feb. 21 on Fort Benning's Uchee Creek.
The big catfish weighed more than 60 pounds and at 47 inches was almost 4 feet long.
Smith was using cut skipJack for bait and fishing in about 20 feet of water when he made the catch, said Bridgett Siter of the post's Directorate of Family & Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Smith released the fish afterward, she said.
Siter said Uchee Creek hosts monthly fishing tournaments that are open to the public, with cash prizes and boat rental discounts for active-duty soldiers. The next tournament is March 19.
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