Angie Jacquinot, of Topeka, submitted an awesome photo of her 7-year-old daughter, Avery, with an excellent catfish she caught in Berryton.

Avery was fishing on her aunt and uncle’s pond this past April during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic when she hooked into this bulky channel cat on her first cast of the year with her brand-new purple pole.

Angie said that Avery got a little help from her family in getting the big catfish out of the water with a net. Her cousin, Braedon, had been trying to catch a catfish for months with no success.

I bet he was proud of her. And probably a little jealous.

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