NASHVILLE --- A Mt. Juliet angler has etched his name into the Tennessee Fishing State Record Book as a result of his recent catch of a bigmouth buffalo on Percy Priest Lake.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has confirmed the record catch for Jeff Wilkins, who landed a 62 pound trophy right at dusk on March 31. The fish was 45 inches in length and was caught in the Seven Points area of the lake.
Wilkins was using a 7-foot rod with a Bass Pro Shops Xtreme reel with a 12-lb. test line. He was using a Rat-L-Trap for his lure. It took the angler about 35 minutes to reel in the fish. Wilkins, who was fishing for bass, had just landed a 6-lb. largemouth.