SHELBYVILLE, Ind. — Two Shelbyville men who set out on the Ohio River in search of catfish got their prized catch plus something extra: a sex toy in the 20-pound fish’s stomach.
Richard Kesar says he took his friend Jon Hoop out on his boat in the Lawrenceburg area over the weekend. The two were hoping to catch Jon’s first blue catfish.
Richard says the scandalous fish was actually the first catch of the day, and after Jon reeled it and he netted it — they realized something was well, off.
“We noticed when we got it in the boat that its stomach was huge,” said Richard. He assumed it was eggs or maybe some wildlife the fish had eaten.
“It’s common to find other fish, sometimes turtles, muskrats, and other animals,” he explained.
The two went on fishing and caught two more catfish before Richard took a closer look at the catch of the day. He says when he pressed on the stomach, he felt two hard objects that he knew weren’t eggs.
When the pair got back to Richard’s home, it was time to find out what was inside the fish.
“We decided to cut it open, and we found the foam ball, part of a fish, and the other object,” Richard said.
The “other object” was an adult sex toy that the fish had somehow swallowed after the item made its way into the Ohio River.
“I have no idea how or why it ended up in the river,” Richard admitted.
Richard’s wife and 3-year-old daughter were there for the big reveal since his daughter likes to help with the fish.
“When it came out Jon, my wife, and I started laughing. My wife immediately covered my daughter’s eyes and turned her away from it.”
He says his daughter keeps asking what was in the fish.
“It’s definitely something that doesn’t happen often.”
Richard made a post about the now legendary blue cat on Facebook. It’s been shared more than 16,000 times.