Brownwood, TX., angler, Russell Hair, caught the catch of a lifetime while fishing with his 4-year-old son Cayson, a 41 pound flathead catfish. The Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife says the previous record for a flathead catfish caught by rod and reel in Lake Brownwood was 31 pounds and 39.50 inches long.

The record setting catfish was 46.25 inches long and 29 inches in circumference making the catch something that will go down in the record books. It took Russell 45 minutes of fighting with the fish before he was able to get it aboard his boat.

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Russell Hair catfish son

Russell Hair was fishing on his boat with his 4-year-old son on April 4th when he hooked the 41 pound fish that was 46.25 inches long and 29 inches around. Russell Hair was fishing on his boat with his 4-year-old son on April 4th when he hooked the 41 pound fish that was 46.25 inches long and 29 inches around. “At first I thought it was a log, so I started reeling it in and when it got close to the boat it started going the opposite way and I was like ‘man this is definitely not a log,’” says Russell. “Oh my gosh.” was what Cayson had to say about his dad’s catch. h/t kxan

Russell Hair catfish

The fish took Russell two hours to fillet.

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