2012 : Niles Resident Catches Record Catfish in St. Joseph River

May 22, 2023 all-day

On May 22, 2012, after a 30 minute struggle, Rodney Akey of Niles landed a 49.8 pound and 45.7 inch flathead catfish — the largest ever caught in Michigan.

For the full article, see Jim Lynch, “Niles man reels in record-breaking ‘monster’ catfish”, Detroit News, June 4, 2012.

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