How Old Are Your State Records???

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Zombie76, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. Zombie76

    Zombie76 New Member

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    73
    State:
    Nebraska
    I was just thinking of our state record cat here in Nebraska. I looked them up and was a little shocked at how long it's been since they were set.
    Blue-1970@ 100lbs 8oz
    Channel-1985@ 41lbs 8oz
    Flattie-1988@ 80lbs

    These are the rod and reel (the real way to fish) records.
    I kind of like the fact that something can last so long but, at the same time, wonder why they have not yet been topped.
    Perhaps some of the Brothers and Sisters would have some insight on my thoughts here.
     
  2. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    State:
    texas
    i've also wondered that, i constantly go on tpwd here in texas & see these records for all bodies of water, it seems to me like people dont pay too much attention to them b/cuz i hear of alot bigger fish being caught than most of those records! i know when my buddy caught his he waited all night till the next a.m. to weigh the fish @ the certified scales---maybe that has something to do w/it?????
     

  3. tkbiker

    tkbiker New Member

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    280
    State:
    Ohio
    For here in Ohio this is what i found on the ODNR sight:

    Bullhead 4.25lb caught May 1986

    Channel 37.65lb caught Aug 1992

    Flattie 76.5lb caught July 1979

    All hopefully soon the be broke:wink:!
     
  4. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    10,351
    State:
    Philadelphia, P
    The flathead catfish record here in PA was like 20 something years old unitl it was broken 3 time in the last 10 months.

    They are getting bigger here in PA!:smile2:
     
  5. nemad9

    nemad9 New Member

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    29
    State:
    wv
    blue: 2005 @ 24.37# , channel: 2005 @ 33.42#, flathead: 1956 @ 70.00#
     
  6. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    307
    State:
    Floyd county,KY
    Kentucky
    Blue 104# 1999
    Flathead 97# 1956
    Channel 32# 2004
    Bullhead 5.3# 1992
    White cat 1.85# 2007
     
  7. jedt

    jedt New Member

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    165
    State:
    Cameron,Texas
    Have to agree with you Will about Texas. Getting to a certified scale may or may not be a problem, but a lot of people never pay attention to the water body records. In fact there are some lakes that do not have one for some species that are in the lake. I always try to reiview these before I go fish a particular lake. I know our state Blue record is fairly new especially since it was a world record until recently broken.
     
  8. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    3,170
    State:
    Illinois
    Illinois
    Blue 124lbs 5/22/05
    Channel 45lbs 4oz 2/7/87
    Flat 78lbs 8/11/95
     
  9. fishinjunky

    fishinjunky Member

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    267
    State:
    Nebraska
    i think the reason why is cause all the throwliners and jug liners keep all the big fish they catch. nothing has a chance to grow.
     
  10. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    1,989
    State:
    Olathe, KS
    Kansas
    CATFISH, FLATHEAD
    123 lbs.
    61 inches
    Rod & reel w/jig and minnow
    Elk City Reservoir
    05/14/98
    Ken Paulie, Caney


    CATFISH, CHANNEL
    36.5 lbs.
    38 inches
    Rod & reel w/fish entrails
    Mined Land, WA-Cherokee Co.
    06/03/03
    RickBarnow, Humboldt


    CATFISH, BLUE
    94 lbs.
    57 inches
    Rod & reel w/shad
    Kansas River
    07/14/00
    James Edmiston, Shawnee


    CATFISH, BULLHEAD
    7.33 lbs.
    24 1/2 inches
    Rod & reel w/crayfish
    Farm Pond, Montgomery County
    05/15/85
    David A. Tremain, Havana




    It might take a while for someone to break the flathead record again however it won't keep me from Attempting to.:smile2:
     
  11. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Well, take a look at THESE :cool2:. Not so old, 'cept for the white, and look how the BOC is representin' here in good ole NC!!!

    Blue - 89 lbs - Badin Lake - 11/25/06
    Eric Fincher (livebaiter, BOC member)

    Channel - 16 lbs - Roanoke River - 4/19/07
    John Davinson (bigblaze, BOC member)

    Flathead - 78 lbs - 9/17/05 - Cape Fear River
    Brian Newberger

    White - 13 lbs - Lake James - 5/21/90
    Jerry Wayne Bently
     
  12. rosscatman

    rosscatman Member

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    602
    State:
    SW Ohio
    I believe that record Blue the same fish is the record for Ky,Indiana and Ohio since it was caught on the ohio river.
     
  13. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    307
    State:
    Floyd county,KY
    I believe you are right:wink:
     
  14. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    State:
    Zanesville, Ohi
    I would have to disagree with that. Ohio has no record for a blue cat. The are not a recognized species in this state. The Ohio river is not Ohio waters. Not sure about Indiana but the same probably applies there also.
     
  15. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    307
    State:
    Floyd county,KY
    Well I didnt know that. I figured it would have been Ohio's too. You are right about Ohio waters though. Kentucky actually owns most of the Ohio river. In several places its completely in Kentucky because the state line is north of the high water mark.
     
  16. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    1,638
    State:
    nebraska city
    hey zach....chris and i got to talking about that theother night we think the next record blue will come from some where around here???the 85 that cathounds caught wasn't far off but yet 100 pound blue is going to be hard to beat since the throwliners keep every fish they get you know what we do to them when we seen those lines
     
  17. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    1,276
    State:
    Georgia
    In GA our channal cat record of 44 lbs. 12 oz. was set in 1972, however, our flathead and blue cat state records were broken just last year.
     
  18. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    2,544
    State:
    Oakwood Georgia
    On a side note to this topic the record yellow perch from my birthplace was 4.4lbs that has stood since the late 1800s LOL the Record is so old they had to start another one so there is two seperate state records for this fish listed by the N.J. DNR. Here in Georgia most of the record catfish have all been caught very recently and the record holder of the Flattie is a good member of this site as well
     
  19. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Update: NC channel cat record broken by a brother once AGAIN :cool2:.....

    Channel - 18.5 lbs - Neuse River - 8/15/07
    Wesley Trucks (crankbait77, BOC member)
     
  20. Ketch

    Ketch New Member

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    469
    State:
    Minnesota
    Catfish, Channel: 38 pounds, 44 inches, Mississippi River (Hennepin County), 1975.

    Catfish, Flathead: 70 pounds, length not available, St. Croix River (Washington County), 1970.

    Both seem to be older records here in MN.