Angler lands record flathead catfish

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A 33-year-old Massachusetts man was fishing with a good friend at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 9 in Florida’s Yellow River when he caught a flathead catfish weighing 55.05 pounds. He used a rod and reel with 25-pound-test line and a small bluegill as bait.

The angler now holds the distinction of having landed the largest flathead catfish ever caught with a rod and reel in Florida waters.

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