Fish of the Week: Mississippi flathead

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INick Pezdek nominated his friend John Rumoro for Fish of the Week for this 52-inch, 40-pound-plus flathead caught on the Mississippi River.


Here’s the word from Pezdek on his friend from Worth:

My friend John Rumoro was recently up near Genoa on the Mississippi River fishing for walleyes and landed this monster 52 inch, 40+ pound flathead on a medium light St Croix Avid Series rod while vertical jigging. He asked me if I could send it to you for fish of the week honors. Let me know what you think, and if you are going to put it in the paper for FOTW. It’s definitely a beauty of a fish!


I would agree that it is a beaut.

My best flathead, caught with Todd Carlander on the Rock River, barely topped 30 pounds. And i thought it was a helluva fish.

If Pezdek rings a bell, he should. He is the guy who caught a wonderful 5-pound-plus smallmouth from the Mazon River. Click here for some of his story.

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FOTW tops the Midwest Fishing Report on the outdours page of the Sun-Times each Wednesday. An extended online version appears here, usually by midnight Tuesday.

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