Marlin Butt, 66, submitted this photo of a massive flathead he caught while fishing from a boat near Windsor Beach.
Butt lives in Wisconsin nine months out of the year and stays in Havasu from January through March. This was his fourth time out in the water fishing this season, he said. Butt said he fishes year-round, and is usually fishing once or twice a week in Wisconsin. He didn’t say how much the catfish weighed, but he said it’s the heaviest fish he’s ever caught.
“It was a 40-minute battle,” he said. “The pole was erratic — an 8-foot pole that bent a lot. It was a horseshoe — not the kind of rod I’d use when trying to get a fish that big.”