Skip to main content

Wisconsin River Monster

Wisconsin River Monster
Wisconsin River Monster

Nate Faust

Mount Horeb Wisconsin



I was out night fishing for cats with my girlfriend. Our usual spot wasn't producing so we moved up river to a new spot that we had scouted out earlier, but had never fished before. About 30 minutes later, the battle was on with the biggest fish I have ever caught. I wrestled with the monster fish for about 20 minutes speculating on what could possibly be at the other end of the line putting up such an awesome fight! The sight of the huge flat head surfacing next to the boat in the moon lit water is something I'll never forget!

Species: Flathead Catfish

Date Caught: 08/02/2012


Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 1

Length: 46''


Weight: 58

Lure / Bait used: Bait | Sucker

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

New from Old Town: Sportsman Autopilot 136 and Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman

New from Old Town: Sportsman Autopilot 136 and Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman

Brand ambassador Ryan Lilly highlights the features of the Old Town AutoPilot 136 motorized kayak and the Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman canoe.

Largemouth Bass: Tricks of Our Trade

Largemouth Bass: Tricks of Our Trade

The In-Fisherman staff reveals insider swimming jig tips and tricks for big bass.

Lew

Lew's Pro SP Skipping and Pitching SLP Reel

Bass Pro Tour angler Andy Montgomery shares his insight on the new Lew's Pro SP Skipping and Pitching SLP Reel.

Thomas and Thomas Contact II Fly Rod

Thomas and Thomas Contact II Fly Rod

Joe Goodspeed, rod designer at Thomas & Thomas, tells Fly Fisherman editor Ross Purnell about the six new models of Contact II fly rods, including a 10-foot 2-weight and a 10-foot 3-weight. Constructed from five types of premium carbon and fiberglass fibers bonded by a proprietary aerospace resin, these rods are stronger and yet capable of making, short, delicate casts.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Everything you need to know about popular catfish species and how to catch them on proven riggings. All About Catfish Catfish

All About Catfish

Rob Neumann

Everything you need to know about popular catfish species and how to catch them on proven...

To guide your carp quest, we've lined up the best carp baits that are easy-to-fish natural baits and commercial options.10 Best Carp Baits Available Today Carp

10 Best Carp Baits Available Today

Dan Johnson

To guide your carp quest, we've lined up the best carp baits that are easy-to-fish natural...

Serve these walleye fish cakes with homemade blue cheese aioli or blue cheese salad dressing.Walleye Fish Cakes with Blue Cheese Aioli Recipe Fish Recipes

Walleye Fish Cakes with Blue Cheese Aioli Recipe

Chefs Jerry Swanson and Tommy Nuesse

Serve these walleye fish cakes with homemade blue cheese aioli or blue cheese salad dressing.

Catfish are simple creatures that can be caught using the best catfish rigs. Catching them is simply a matter of putting a good bait in the right in front of them. 8 Best Catfish Rigs - When, Where and How to Use Them Catfish

8 Best Catfish Rigs - When, Where and How to Use Them

In-Fisherman

Catfish are simple creatures that can be caught using the best catfish rigs. Catching them is...

See More Trending Articles

More Master Angler



Dave Strom
Decorah Iowa

Caught this giant a couple weeks ago from a trout stream around DecorahGiant Brown Trout Master Angler

Giant Brown Trout

September 03, 2013

Dave Strom Decorah Iowa Caught this giant a couple weeks ago from a trout stream around...



Christopher Pereira
Hopatcong New Jersey

...had the whole lake to myself...cloud cover, lightMusky Rage! Master Angler

Musky Rage!

September 17, 2013

Christopher Pereira Hopatcong New Jersey ...had the whole lake to myself...cloud cover,...

We're halfway through the 2014 fishing season, so it's high time to review this past season'sMaster Angler Highlights 2013 Master Angler

Master Angler Highlights 2013

Steve Quinn - June 19, 2014

We're halfway through the 2014 fishing season, so it's high time to review this past season's



Dustin Bellinger
Kearney Nebraska

PLEASE NOTE THIS SUBMISSION IS FOR A WHITE BASS! THISPersistence Pays Off Master Angler

Persistence Pays Off

September 11, 2013

Dustin Bellinger Kearney Nebraska PLEASE NOTE THIS SUBMISSION IS FOR A WHITE BASS! THIS

See More Master Angler

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE Arrow

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All In-Fisherman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now