Two young fishermen break record for largest catch at Lake Poway

POWAY (KUSI) — A couple of young fishermen have set a new record for the biggest catfish catch at Lake Poway.

Nathan Deweese and his friend Ryan Hopkins hooked a 45 pound,  8 ounce Blue Catfish, according to the city of Poway. The boys shattered the previous record, a 34 pound 8 ounce catch by Scott Marchese, set nine years earlier. 

After a few photos and a weigh-in, the fish was released back into the lake.

 Catfish are more active at night, according to SD Fish, and Lake Poway allows for night fishing until 11:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturday. So those wishing an attempt at breaking Deweese and Hopkins’ record can make an attempt all summer. 

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