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Huge catfish in Lake Conroe caught by wildlife officials

Photo: Inland Fisheries College Station-Houston District-Texas Parks and Wildlife

CONROE, Texas – A photo of a fish story at Lake Conroe is making the rounds on social media.

The Inland Fisheries College Station-Houston District-Texas Parks and Wildlife posted the photo of a huge catfish that officials estimate weighed more than 60 pounds.

According to officials, the catfish was caught in one of the agency's sampling gear types at Lake Conroe, which they said has "a very excellent catfish population."

You can see the Facebook post below.

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This large Blue Catfish was caught during annual sampling north of the 1097 bridge. It was released after photos and a quick length measurement. It was 52 in. and an estimated 75-80lb.

Posted by Inland Fisheries College Station-Houston District-Texas Parks and Wildlife on Monday, March 28, 2016