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Catfish Flathead 

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Mark Jacobson’s 50.4 pound flathead catfish

County: Clinton

Catch Date: May 11, 2012

Notable: Took an hour to land

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Catfish Flathead 

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Jacob Dupes noodled 46lb flathead

County: Will

Catch Date: July 9

Notable: Saw wave of mud coming towards face

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Catfish 

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Matt Lehn’s 32-pound channel catfish

County: Woodford

Catch Date: Sept. 11, 2010

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Catfish Flathead 

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Robert Brewer’s 56-pound flathead

County: DeWitt

Catch Date: July 2, 2009

Notable: Huge catfish was released.

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Catfish Flathead 

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Pastor Everly’s 65-pound flathead

County: Tazewell

Catch Date: March 11, 2009

Notable: Huge fish caught by 76-year-old angler.

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Catfish Blue 

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Tim Pruitt’s world-record blue catfish

County: Madison

Catch Date: May 21, 2005

Notable: World and state record fish had a girth of 44 inches.

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