Catch of the day


Bill Van Dyke catches a 16 pound catfish on Thanksgiving morning. Photo provided by Pat Van Dyke

Bill Van Dyke reeled in a catfish weighing 16 pounds while fishing off his dock in the East Bay on Thanksgiving morning. He used his own creation of “stinky bait,” which consists of slices of Bratwurst sausage rolled in spices that stink and are colorful. He used a lot of garlic powder, onion powder, Cayenne pepper, cracked pepper and powdered red Jello.

After a quick photo with his Thanksgiving catch, Bill released the fish back into the lake.