When Jessica Walton, an admitted novice, went fishing Monday, she didn't expect to catch anything.
"I thought my chances were slim and none," she said. "I really enjoy fishing, but I'm still new to it. This is only the third fish I've ever caught."
Maybe so, but she happened to be at Aurora Reservoir in Colorado. And whatever the odds might have been, before the day was done she went home with a state record - a channel catfish that weighed 43 pounds, 6 ounces, measured 40 1/2 inches and had a girth of 28 5/8 inches.