Fisherman Catches Giant 20Pound Goldfish Using a Biscuit as Bait

first_img It’s almost too big to be “reel,” but a fisherman in Kentucky used unusual bait to catch what appears to be a giant goldfish on Saturday.Hunter Anderson and his girlfriend stopped at a private pond in Boyle County, Kentucky, where they knew there used to be some goldfish or koi fish.  Anderson had a pole in the car, but didn’t have bait, so he decided to use a leftover biscuit from a chicken restaurant in town.“Believe it or not, we ate at Lee’s [Famous Chicken Recipe] earlier in the day, and I took a piece of a Lee’s biscuit and put it on a hook, threw it out there and that fish ate it,” Anderson told the WKYT news station.According to Anderson,  an avid fisherman, who actually works part-time at a bait-and-tackle shop, the 20-pound koi, a type of carp that looks like a giant goldfish, put up quite a fight before able was able to reel it in. Man Catches Enormous 50-Pound Catfish in ArizonaFishing Accident Leaves Boy With Small Hook in His Eyelid He calls the catch the “strangest” he has ever seen in his years of competitive fishing.Anderson’s sister, Cassie, posted a photo of him holding the fish on Facebook, jokingly wondering if the fish in question could be “Bubbles,” a pet goldfish they flushed down the toilet as kids.Even though it was quite a catch, Anderson said he returned his trophy fish to the pond.“I thought it deserved to swim another day,” Anderson told WKYT. “Maybe somebody else will catch it. Maybe a kid will catch it and be as happy as I was. I was jumping for joy.”More on Geek.com:Scientists Find Owner of USB Stick Discovered in Frozen Seal PooNew Tarantula With Bizarre Horn on Its Back Discovered in AngolaPot-Smoking Tipster Finds Caged Tiger in Abandoned Texas Homecenter_img Stay on targetlast_img read more