June 02, 2012
USA: Wisconsin flathead of 72 pound!
Don Straka and Gene Bedward hit the water in search of some big, flatheads. They found a good action and hooked a big one at the end of the morning. The monster fish was a whopping 72-pound, 8-ounce flathead catfish.
Their attempts to weigh the fish were unsuccessful, so they took it to Valley Fish and Cheese in Prairie du Chien. It registered 72 pounds, 8 ounces. The Wisconsin record is 74 pounds, 5 ounces, for a Mississippi River fish caught in 2001.