BULL SHOALS (KFSM) -- A Heber Springs man caught and released a 36.7-pound brown trout last week, reeling in the mammoth fish on his 24th birthday.
Paden Flippin caught the fish on June 6 while fishing on the White River below Bull Shoals Dam.
Flippin, who guides for Cotter Trout Dock, told the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC) that he and his friends had been tracking the fish for more than a year.
He said all the guides on the White River around Cotter were ecstatic, according to AGFC.
To find an updated report on fishing around Arkansas, visit AGFC's website here.