And Old Gus is the biggest catfish in the pond. Legend has it the only bait that will catch Old Gus is a piece of Old Gus himself. So every time they catch him, they cut off a little piece of him. So they can catch him! Now how did the very first person catch Old Gus? Well, that's a story for another time. Right now. So if my grandfather hadn't gotten on the wrong train that day, he never would have met his wife's murderer.