It's always good to have video rolling or someone taking photos to prove your big catch on a fishing trip. Or not, if you are one of those that like to tell fish stories.

Keith Parks, who is a fishing guide on Lake Tawakoni, went out recently on the lake and pulled in a 73 pound catfish. The beast was massive enough that it broke the ring on their weigh machine.

His catch was just shy of the lake record, too. According to Fox 4 News, the record on Lake Tawakoni is 87.5 pounds.

Parks did not have a fish fry, though, he released the beast back into the lake.

If you want to head out for a day of fishing with Keith, just go to laketawakonifishing.com for all the details.