May 14, 2017
US: caught in Illinois a record size flathead catfish
Over the last several weeks several rivers, to include the Mississippi, are well over their banks and flooded out due to heavy rains.
Thousands of acres of farmland near riverways are underwater right now for this reason.
Farmer Louis Glidewell took advantage of the situation and went fishing in his own backyard and caught a monster size flathead catfish.
After measurements were taken, Glidewell’s near-record flathead weighed out to 77.55 pounds, just missing the state mark by four pounds.
It also had a 57-inch length and an incredible 37-inch girth.