Hook, line and sinker: 10-year-old girl reels in giant fish

Posted at 11:04 PM, Jun 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-26 23:11:10-04

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – A little girl from Grand Haven has a lot to be proud of after reeling in a giant catfish 41 inches long.

Sasha Wheeler is only 10-years-old, but she is very experienced at fishing. She has more master angler certificates than candles on her birthday cake.

On June 6, Wheeler landed her 14th Master angler award. She hooked it while fishing with her father at the waterfront in Grand Haven.

“The one she’s just caught was a 41 inch flat head catfish. Her biggest fish ever," said Brooks Wheeler, Sasha’s father.

Sasha didn’t get to weigh her catch, but her father believes the giant catfish was around 35 pounds.

“The catfish is giant, it was hard to reel it up all the way,” said Sasha Wheeler, a 10-year old-master angler. “I’m pretty proud.“

Sasha used the catch and release method with the giant fish. But not before taking lots of pictures and videos of the enormous catch.