I don't see Kerr lake in Va. The Current State record of 109 was just set there in March. Beating the James. The James is a very good spot, But Kerr is too.Also, I definitely wouldn't put Santee Cooper above either of these. Just my opinion though....
Guess it depends on what you are using to rank them. numbers? size? but wheeler/wilson/pick is hard to beat and the mississippi and missouri have produced some monsters. And i have to agree about the red river for the number of monster channels that come out of there.
I have never targeted catfish outside the states of Tennessee and Kentucky, so am very limited in my knowledge of other states. But just from memory from reading experiences on here and other sources such as books and outdoor magazines, I would have to take wild guess at some of these. I also think below the dams at the Land Between the Lakes are right up there.
In no particular order:
Little Emory River