Out There: Chasin' cats on ol' Huck's river

'Huck Finn' may have been fiction, but the Mississippi is giving up catfish nearly as big as the giants in Mark Twain's book.

Updated: September 28, 2004, 1:28 PM ET
By Keith "Catfish" Sutton |
Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

When I was a young 'un, Mama read me "Huckleberry Finn." Man, I loved that story! Ol' Huck and Jim runnin' 'round on the Mississip' doin' all kinds o' fun stuff. 'Specially catfishin'.

There's this one part of the book where they get ahold of a real whopper, and ever since Mama read it to me when I wadn't more'n 5 years old, I been dreamin' a catchin' a cat like that. Here's the good part, perzackly like ol' Mark Twain wrote it.

… The days went along, and the river went down between ...

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