Who can identify the specific beast in the image below?
It weighed nearly 60 pounds in the image above.
It was nearly 50 inches long in the image above.
It took over an hour and 20 minutes to reel it in.
It lived and possibly still lives in Portage Lakes.
It lived and possibly still lives in the East Reservoir of Portage Lakes.
It was caught using a Rapala lure on 10-pound test line.
The solution is given below.
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It's the huge Flathead Catfish that Keith Baker (from Uniontown with work in Hartville) caught and
then released on April 26, 2008 during a bass tournament held at the Portage Lakes to raise money
The then 57 pound 12.4 ounce, 49.5” long, 34” girth beast may still be lurking where it was caught
and released in the area shown below: