Dustin recently reeled in a flathead catfish -- also called yellow cats. The catfish was caught at an area lake (Dustin isn't giving us his secret spot) and weighed in at 18 lbs., 6 oz. It measured 34".
The catch qualifies him for the prestigious sportsman award.
The Nebraska record for a flathead is 80 lbs. The Times has learned Dustin already has plans on how to land an 81 pounder.
Dustin's whopper was released after it was weighed and measured. Dustin said he hopes someone else can have the excitement of catching this granddaddy.
The Times congratulates Dustin on his catch and deserved accolades.
Yes, congratulations other Dustin Nelson. You've given me a good reason to tell people I caught a fish this big.