And You Thought the Trout Was Big… Fontana Fisherman Catches 27.82 Pound Catfish–With a Dog

Kevin Bremer used half of a Ball Park hot dog (with a six pound test) to lure this 27.82 pound catfish.

Kevin Bremer used half of a Ball Park hot dog (with a six pound test) to lure this 27.82 pound catfish.

Since receiving the new record trout report on Sunday, Alan Sharp of Big Bear Marina (Big Bear Lake’s official weigh-in station) tells us that this Memorial Day also brought a new record for channel catfish. At 12:30am on May 25, Kevin Bremer of Fontana wrangled in a 27.82 pound catfish, surpassing the previous record by .79 pounds. Bremer caught the 27.82 pound catfish off Gilner Point using half of a hot dog as bait, prompting Sharp to say, “I guess the cat bit the dog, but the dog caught the cat!”