9-year-old boy catches 80-pound lake sturgeon

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A nine-year-old child in Tennessee has reeled in an 80-pound fish.(Photo: via Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency)

HENDERSONVILLE, TN (The Tennessean) — A nine-year-old child in Tennessee has reeled in an 80-pound fish.

The Tennessee Wildlife and Resource Agency celebrated Coye Price’s sturgeon catch, noting in a Facebook post that the boy weighs only 55 pounds.

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The agency says lake sturgeons are endangered due to habitat loss and overfishing, but they can grow to 300 pounds and live for 150 years. The boy had been targeting a catfish in Old Hickory Lake before he hooked the lake sturgeon.

It took him 15 minutes to get the fish into the boat before his family weighed the catch, took a victory photo and and released it back into the water.