We all wanna catch that state or world record catfish,its why we live. LOL! I'm a big catch and release fisherman for various reasons and kinda get a bit edgey when I see pics of a big old hog that wasn't released. But,thats my problem. Lets get to the point of this thread. Arm yourself with information when ya go out cattin. Know the state records for the 3 main species of cats for the state ya are fishin in. Make yourself aware of the process of reporting a new state record. Such as,who must I contact,where do I take it to be verified and phone numbers. This way you will know exactly what ya gotta do to get the process rollin and get the recognition that ya deserve. Information is a good weapon. When armed with it the obstacles are few.