But for 16-year-old Troy Powers, who recently landed a flathead catfish estimated to weigh 100 pounds, or about 15 pounds heavier than a Tennessee record that has stood since 1993, the primary.
Junior State Record Blue Catfish - Rod and Reel. Texas junior rod and reel record blue catfish caught by Brayden Rogers at Lake Tawakoni March 16, 2019.
The previous Lake Waco record for a blue catfish was only 40 pounds. The catfish also came in at a whopping 52.5 inches long. The fish was caught during a Fish-on tournament Saturday, December 7.
Missouri State Record Fish Program Rules Missouri has a long, proud tradition of fishing, and its abundant lakes and streams have produced exceptional fish. The Department of Conservation has developed a State Record Fish Program to acknowledge and honor anglers who have caught the largest recorded fish from a list of recognized species found in Missouri waters.
That is where Splash, the 121.5-pound, world-record blue cat caught by angler Cody Mullennix last January, entertains visitors on a daily basis. Anglers dreaming of catching a Splash-size catfish, or at least one big enough to brag about, have many options in the Lone Star State, where excellent catfish action abounds in every region.
Record-setting fish. On June 18, 2011, Nick Anderson of Greenville, NC reeled in a 143-pound blue catfish. The fish was caught in John Kerr Reservoir, more commonly known as Buggs Island Lake, on the Virginia-North Carolina border.On June 22, 2011, the Virginia Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries certified the blue catfish as the state's largest, setting a new state record.
Record-setting fish. On June 18, 2011, Nick Anderson of Greenville, North Carolina reeled in a 143-lb blue catfish from John Kerr Reservoir, more commonly known as Buggs Island Lake, on the Virginia-North Carolina border.On June 22, 2011, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries certified the blue catfish as the state's largest, setting a new state record.
After more than 85 years, this legendary catch is STILL a Georgia State Record and tied as the World Record. It has long been the topic of articles, debates and even books. More information on the largemouth bass record.
Blue catfish are native to Texas waters and grow to be the largest catfish species found in the state. The current Texas state record for a blue catfish is 121.5 pounds caught from Lake Texoma in 2004.
The previous state record was held by Lane Ferguson. He caught a 66.20 lbs. blue catfish on Lake Worth in December 23, 2011. Brayden's mom said he donated the fish to the Texas Parks and Wildlife.
The catch is a state record for a junior angler. The previous state record was held by Lane Ferguson. He caught a 66.20 lbs. blue catfish on Lake Worth in December 23, 2011. Brayden’s mom said he donated the fish to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. She will live out the rest of her life at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens.
Why, the blue catfish, of course. These fish are so dang ugly, it just doesn’t seem fair. They also grow to an amazing size (Texas record: 121.5 pounds!), readily eat anything from cut fish to hot-dogs, and can survive in water with the clarity of chocolate milk. The biggest on record, an insanely fat 143 pounder, came from Buggs Island Lake.
A Cleburne man reeled in a blue catfish at a North Texas lake that more than doubled the size of the lake’s record. Johnny D. Anderson caught the blue catfish, weighing 63.5 pounds and measuring.
The blue catfish is native to the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio River drainages and ranges south into Mexico and northern Guatemala. It has also been widely introduced elsewhere, including rivers that feed into coastal waters, where it has become the dominant predator and a species of concern to fisheries managers. The all-tackle world record was a monster 143-pounder taken in Virginia on.
The previous blue catfish record of 111 pounds was caught by William P. McKinley from Wheeler Reservoir in 1996. At that time, McKinley’s blue catfish was a world record. The current world.BOB MAINDELLE: 6-year-old girl lands Belton Lake-record blue catfish (2) Protest over George Floyd planned for Killeen Sunday night (2) Kempner reader says Floyd’s killing was a deliberate act.Blue, channel and flathead catfish are the most commonly sought catfish species in Texas. Flathead catfish are easily identified by their brown color and flattened heads. Blue and channel catfish are similar in appearance, though channel catfish are grey, while blue cats tend--as their name suggests-- to be blueish in color. Channel catfish also have a few dark spots on the body that blue.