Submitted to The Spencer Magnet
Josh Ferency (left) hooked this 15-pound paddlefish, also known as a spoonbill catfish, June 5, while fishing at the Taylorsville Lake tailwaters with his friends Todd Clemens and Tyler Brewer (right). The bottom-feeder was caught using chicken livers and with a little help from Clemens to reel it in. This breed is not actually a catfish, as the name suggests, but is considered one of the oldest fish species. Their greenish black eggs, like sturgeon, are used to make caviar.