New Tennessee State Record Paddlefish
By angelamontana

Posted: April 25, 2022

Wow! Way to go, Chad Collins, for breaking the Tennessee state record for paddlefish!

Here is what the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency posted on their Facebook page with the above photo:

BIG FISH ALERT!!!🎣
Take a look at the new state record paddlefish caught by Chad Collins on Cherokee Lake! TWRA Fisheries Biologist John Hammonds certified the behemoth Shovelbill weighing 120 lbs. with a total length of 75.5 inches and a girth of 41.5 inches. Atta boy Chad!!! 👏🏻 #tnwildlife #tntrophyroom#tnfishing #staterecord

Fox News reported that, “Chad Collins caught the 120-pound paddlefish, breaking the previous record by 10 pounds. The fish has been certified by a state biologist and is officially in the record books.”

Excellent work!