A Claremore, Oklahoma noodler took top honors at this year’s famous “Okie Noodling” tournament in Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma with the largest flathead ever caught during the tournament’s 13-year run.

From this story in the Tulsa World:
Kaleb Summers of Claremore became reigning champion and record holder with the biggest fish ever checked in at the 2012 Okie Noodling Tournament in Pauls Valley last weekend. He and his team wrangled a biggest-ever flathead female that weighed 70.46 pounds.

Summers’ fish beats a 68.6-pound fish caught by Jon Bridger of Bartlesville in the 2009 event. That fish was one of a pair of 68-pounders turned in by a team that included now-well known Mudcats television show noodlers Marion Kincaid of Caney, Kan., and Mark Shull of Bartlesville.

That’s a big flathead any way you slice it. Anyone ever tried noodling? Or perhaps attend the tournament?