Tommy Jackson caught a 41 pound catfish on Lake Grapevine in October.  This would not really be news if he had not caught it on his wife’s pink spinning reel with 6-pound-test line.

The battle royale lasted about 25 minutes before the pink reel was declared the victor when the catfish surfaced and was netted.

Per the Dallas Morning News:

“Luckily, I keep a big net in the boat because we use live shad for bait, and you never know what you’ll catch when you put a live bait out,” Jackson said. “I managed to get the fish in the net and then managed to get the net in the boat.”

We would love to post a picture of the actual fish (or pink fishing reel) if anyone has one and can send it in. It must have been one heck of a battle.