It doesn't take a fisherman to realize the size of a catfish caught in a southern Illinois lake is monstrous. This thing was so big it took two grown men 25 minutes to reel in.

Two men, Jake Branham and John Bowling of Springfield, caught a massive 89-pound catfish during Lake Springfield's Catfish Tournament.

(Click here to see the fish not fitting into a laundry basket.)

That might sound amazing but don't be too surprised because this isn't their first rodeo when it comes to catching big catfish.

Jake Branham shared this photo on Facebook in...

... and John Bowling shared this photo in 2012.

If you're looking for some people to meet your fried catfish needs, these might be the guy to hire.

[H/T NewsChannel20.com]


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