Area fisherman spends a day with monsters at Tappan Randy Norris stuggles to hold up the 49-pound, 8 ounce catfish he caught at Tappen Lake Its not usually hard to spot Randy Norris at an area lake. Hes the guy fishing with his dog, Saugie. Its was especially easy to spot Norris on the lake on the Saturday after Christmas. He was the guy making trip after trip to shore at Tappan to get his picture taken with giant catfish. During a six-hour outing, Norris boated seven fish with the lightest being 18 pounds, 9 ounces and the heaviest cracking the scales at 49 pounds, 8 ounces. The seven fish which were caught, photographed and released individually weighed an amazing 254 pounds, 11 ounces. From smallest to largest, they weighed 18-9, 22-0, 38-9, 39-4, 40-45, 46-6 and 49-8. I used to hear people say that they caught so many fish their arms were hurting, and I always thought they were crazy, said Norris, who lives near Tappan Lake. But my arms were really hurting. Norris caught all seven of the fish and hooked six others from the same spot on the lake and caught them all on a 1/4-ounce Vib E and 8-pound test line. After landing the fish, he headed towards shore to find someone to take his picture. I have a timer on my camera, but I couldnt set it off and pick up the fish in 10 seconds, he laughed. Norris said hes caught big cats at Tappan before, but not like this. They were just stacked up in the same area, he said. I started fishing at 10:30 in the morning and quit at 4:30.