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Davenport man pulls 60-pound catfish from Mississippi River

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- This is the big one that didn't get away.
   The Quad-City Times reports that a Davenport man caught 60-pound flathead catfish out of the Mississippi River at Davenport on Friday. That topped the 45-pound catfish Samuel Brown hauled in at about the same spot last year.
   Brown says he had told a friend he planned to "catch a big one" on Friday. When he did, he noted that he opened the fish's mouth and "could just about put my head in there."
   Brown said he set his line a couple of hours before the giant fish bit. It took him about 25 minutes to reel it in.

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