Me and my fishin and soon to be huntin buddy Owen had this big disagreement over which species grows bigger-Channels or blues. He's always caught channels, and I've always caught blues, although Sunday I caught my first channel. Well, I did some researchand compiled a list of 18 states and their record blue, channel, and mud/flathead catfish. Guess who won the debate? Me and my blues! I have the entire list in Excel, so I can't upload it. However, Blues were only beaten in size twice by Flatheads. Channels were always the smallest. The biggest blue was 121.5 lbs. out of Texas. The biggest flatty was 123 lbs. from Kansas. The biggest Channel was 58 lbs out of North Carolina. The average record blue weighed 98 lbs, avg. flatty weighed 78 lbs, and the avg record channel weighed 39 lbs. If you would like to see the entire list, pm me with your email address and I'll try to get it to you. Now don't get me wrong, I love all those whiskered stinkers, but its true that blues get the biggest.