Big catch!

Lincoln County’s Mason Thorpe caught this huge catfish, weighing around 35 pounds, at Guntersville Dam. The 11-year-old, who is going into the sixth grade at Highland Rim School, is following in his father’s footsteps – his dad, Chris, was voted “Best Fisherman” in Lincoln County’s Finest survey of The Elk Valley Times’ readers in 2017. Mason is the son of Chris and Leanna Thorpe.