Russell Hair caught a 41-pound yellow catfish at Lake Brownwood on April 4. The fish was caught on a rod and reel with an 18-pound test line while fishing for bass. The fish was 46.25 inches long with a 29-inch girth and the mouth was 8 inches wide.
Hair was fishing with his 4-year-old son, Cayson, who promptly ran to the other end of the boat when the fish surfaced. Research is ongoing to determine if this is the largest yellow catfish caught by rod and reel in Lake Brownwood history.