Robert Coutinho caught his first flathead catfish over the weekend from the Fox River. His buddy, Saro Kevorkian, put him “on that beast.” It weighed 38 pounds and came on a bluegill.
“Pound for pound, one of the best fights I’ve ever had,” Coutinho messaged.
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