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By Kelly Bostian
The Tulsa World 

Oklahoma dad and kids known as 'River Monster' tamers


PRAGUE, Okla. (AP) — Flathead catfish are the hardheaded, whiskered, muscle-bound, slick rulers of their watery domain, but one young Oklahoma family grows and thrives on showing Mr. Whiskers who really is the boss.

Nathan Williams, 30, and his boys Jayce, 14, River, 8, and Phierce, 6, are well-known in the noodling world.

River latched on to a 54-pounder when he was 4 — a catch that is a piece of family lore.

Williams didn't know more than one catfish was in the shallow bank hole, and he thought his son was grabbing one of about 30 pounds.

The youngster knew how to get a stringer throu...

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