There's nothing better than finally reeling in a catch on a day at the lake. Well, except if what you reel in is a 42-pound striped bass!

That's exactly what TJ Ruhter caught this weekend at Lake Ouachita.

And nothing can truly explain the joy in catching such a big fish than yelling out "holy smokes" once seeing the striped bass up close and personal.

In the video, you can see the struggle to reel in the big fish. We bet his arms are tired after that!

Talk about a good weekend at the lake!

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