This was caught in a pond I have fished for years. The friend who owned it passed away last year. Prior to that, he had fed the catfish every evening, so they were not easily tempted to take anything on a hook.
I considered releasing her, but there were 200 of them stocked in this pond about 6 years ago, and very few have been caught, so they are really needing thinned out, especially now that they don't get fed every day. We're having fried fish tonight