Rich Stachel, who was fishing for bass this week at Patagonia Lake, caught this 56-pound catfish instead.

Arizona Game and Fish Department

A Tucson man caught a 56-pound catfish at Patagonia Lake this week, Arizona Game and Fish officials say.

Angler Rich Stachel was fishing for bass with a jig on March 24, when he snagged the giant flathead catfish, which weighed in at 56.2 pounds, the agency said in a news release.

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