Iowa man catches whopper catfish in Raccoon River

posted by Sue Danielson -

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has shared this photo on social media of Clint Crawford with his monster 53-pound catfish, caught in the Raccoon River. 

He released it, the DNR says it's your turn!

Alex Murphy of the DNR tells WHO Radio News the record Flathead Catfish was caught out of Lake Ellis in Lucas County in 1958.  The fish weighed 81.0 pounds and was 52 inches long.


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