When I caught that fish it was incredible. It made my pole bend way far over. I remember my bobber was moving, it was going sideways, kind of zig-zaggy. He was trying to take off with it! He was trying to steal my worm! But he was hooked already, so I just reeled. I reeled as fast as I could, I pulled and yanked as hard as I could, and there he was. A giant catfish. He was two pounds probably! I KNEW he was bigger than all those little guys. Right when I saw my bobber moving, I knew. He was black and yellow, my biggest-ever fish. When I got home, I looked him up in my book. It said he was a bullhead. But I still don’t know if it was black bullhead or yellow bullhead. Every time I‘d read the page, it made me think the other one.
And now he’s under there. The Indians were right. When you bury a fish in the dirt, then if you plant a seed right there, it makes it grow bigger and faster.
That’s the biggest corn. Bigger than all the others. It reaches up to the sky, higher than the others. That’s my catfish doing that.