Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

Catfish angler lives up to his nickname

“Flathead Ed” Wilcoxson and his new Arizona record flathead

If you have the nickname “Flathead Ed,” you’d better be able to catch flathead catfish.

Eddie Wilcoxson, an angler from Arizona, has the game to go with the name. His reputation for catching trophy flatheads got enhanced recently when he landed a 76.52 pounder from Arizona’s Bartlett Lake. No one can ever claim Wilcoxson skimps on bait, either; he used a 2-pound carp!

Here’s the full story, from the Arizona Game & Fish Department.

Hat tip: J.R. Absher in The Outdoor Pressroom.