Joe Fellegy

DNR Fisheries personnel weigh in with ‘big fish’ memories

Paige Weihr, DNR Fisheries intern at Hutchinson, with a 52-pound flathead catfish caught by a DNR crew on Minnesota River near Franklin in late July 2018. (Photo by Scott Mackenthun)Bragging about “the biggest” is a sportfishing tradition, and today’s whopper obsession grows ever larger. Show-off selfies, the social-media boom, angling websites, contest-winner lists, and fishing-industry promotions highlight angler-caught biggies. Add…