Man Crushes Nebraska State Record with 89-pound Flathead Catfish
61-year-old Richard Hagen of Nebraska caught this 89-pound Flathead Catfish (he named him 'Brutus') along the Missouri River in the Southeast corner of Nebraska. He hooked 'Brutus' using a bluegill for bait. He was 53.5 inches long with a girth of 37.5 inches. It took him 45-minutes to reel him in.
Brutus broke the old record of an 80-pound Flathead Catfish that was caught June 14, 1988.
The Iowa record for flathead catfish dates back to 1958, according to the Iowa DNR, when an 81-pounder was caught in Chariton.
According to largest.org, the world record for the largest Flathead Catfish EVER caught was a 123-pound beast in Kansas in 1988.
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