June 11, 2012
USA; flathead catfish recotd for Missisipi
Memphis catfish angler Matt Bingham decided to drive to Tunica because he was tired of fishing the same old stretch of the Mississippi River in Memphis. He was just looking for a change of scenery. But with that change, he found a super size flathead catfish that weighed 77.7 pounds (38.4 kilograms) and now ranks as the largest ever caught from Mississippi waters.
The previous state-record catfish flathead wasexactly 77 pounds and was caught by Joey Pounders of Caledonia, Miss., from the Mississippi portions of the Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway in 2009.