State Record Catfish Caught
Almost exactly a month ago, it was confirmed that the 50 pound, 7 ounce flathead catfish that was caught out of the Susquehanna River has set a new Pennsylvania record. The fish was caught on April 6th by Jeff Bonawitz, of Lancaster County. According to an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mr. Bonawitz had actually used a bluegill that was caught earlier in the day as bait. The fight lasted 25 minutes before finally being brought in. The fish measured 45 1/4 inches in length with a girth of 31 1/4 inches. After the fish was officially measured, it was released alive and well back into the Susquehanna River for another angler to experience the fight of a lifetime.
Photo creds: PAFBC