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First-ever woman wins Big Fish prize at noodling tournament

Ms.Millsap and prize-winning Flathead (@lucymillsap)

Ms.Millsap and prize-winning Flathead (@lucymillsap)

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On June 22, 19-year-old Lucy Millsap took the Big Fish prize, along with the $1500. purse, at the Okie Noodling Tournament in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. She did it by hauling a 33 kilogram flathead catfish out of a hole in a muddy lake, with her bare hands.

The member of the all-female Noodling group, the Bare Knuckle Babes, is the first woman to ever take top honours at the tournament.

We reached Lucy Millsap, in Quinlan, Texas.

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