This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Randall Laws, of Mattoon!
Randall was out crappie fishing on Lake Paradise on a cold March morning when he hooked into this monster flathead catfish!!
From Randall: "Crappie fishing at Lake Paradise using minnows and caught a flathead just under 30lbs. I was using just 6lb test braid and took over 30 minutes to land . Flatheads in this lake are rare and hardly ever caught on rod and reels . So to catch this one and be able to release it was special to me."
Tune into Central Illinois Outdoors this weekend to hear Randall tell the story of battling this monster catfish!
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