The Big Eel

Paul Daniel caught this 5-pound eel on a trotline below Guntersville Dam 50 years ago this month.

These were some of the stories that ran in the Advertiser-Gleam 50 years ago, the first two weeks of September, 1972:

TWO EELS, ONE WEEK. “Those eels that aren’t supposed to be here at all keep showing up – and they keep getting bigger,” a story in the Gleam read. Paul Daniel caught a 3-foot long eel that weighed 5-1/2 pounds on a trotline below the dam. He took it to Williams Fish Market, where another eel had been brought in by Junior Pritchett earlier in the week. That one weighed over 3 pounds.

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