Missouri State Catfish Records

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by TomV, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. TomV

    TomV New Member

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    State:
    Warsaw, Missouri
    State pole and line records for Catfish:


    Black Bullhead: 4lbs 11oz, Caught at Binder Lake by Ron Miller on 6/5/1977

    Blue Catfish: 103lbs, caught at Missouri River by Clarence H. Kerr on 9/16/1991

    Brown Bullhead: 3lbs 3 oz., Caught at Lock Loma Lake by Greg Clanahan on 4/25/1990

    Channel Catfish: 34lbs 10oz, caught at Lake Jacomo by Gerald Siebenmorgen on 10/12/1976

    Flathead Catfish: 77lbs 8oz, caught at Montrose Lake by Scott L. Brown on 4/28/2003

    Yellow Bullhead: 6lbs 6oz, Caught at Old Drexel Lake by John R. Irvin all on 5/27/2006


     
  2. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    I think the most impressive is that channel cat record that's stood for just over 30 years. You'd think someone would hve caught one a tad bigger by now...
     

  3. Bigmagic

    Bigmagic New Member

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    Edwards Missouri
    I actually know of a channel cat caught by a ten year old that was 39lbs out of James A Reed wildlife area. I thought the kid was going to turn it in as a state record but I guess he didn't. That was back in the 70s so they are some larger ones out there. Lake Jacomo is maybe the best channel cat lake in Missouri. We used to cast chicken livers at night towards the bank like bass fishing and tear them up. Clinton lake in Kansas has had a lot of nice channels come out of it as well. Me I'll stick to the Blues. See ya on the water!
     
  4. CatHound

    CatHound New Member

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    Missouri
    Unofficially,

    http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sympsample.pdf

    A Review of the Biology and Management of Blue Catfish

    KIM GRAHAM
    Missouri Department of Conservation, Fish and Wildlife Research Center
    1110 South College Avenue, Columbia, Missouri 65201-5299, USA

    Records of large catfish date back to the Lewis
    and Clark exploration of the Missouri River. They
    described large “white” catfish, undoubtedly blue
    catfish, reaching nearly 1.5 m in length. Heckman
    (1950), in his Steamboating Sixty-Five Years on
    Missouri’s Rivers, provides the following account:
    “Of interest to fishermen is the fact that the largest
    known fish ever caught in the Missouri River was
    taken just below Portland, Missouri. This fish, caught
    in 1866, was a blue channel cat and weighed 315 lb.
    It provided the biggest sensation of those days all
    through Chamois and Morrison Bottoms. Another
    ‘fish sensation’ was brought in about 1868 when two
    men, Sholten and New, brought into Hermann, Missouri,
    a blue channel cat that tipped the scales at
    242 lb.” Heckman provides other evidence that it
    was common to catch catfish weighing 125–200 lb
    from the Missouri River during the mid 1800s. Even
    Mark Twain, talked about seeing “a Mississippi catfish
    that was more than six feet long” (Coues 1965).
     
  5. TomV

    TomV New Member

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    State:
    Warsaw, Missouri
    Alternative Methods State Catfish records:

    Black Bullhead: 2lbs, Caught at Farm Pond on Jugline by John A. Kuhns, Buffalo on 5/27/2000

    Blue Catfish: 117lbs, caught at Osage River on Trotline by Azel Goans & Sons, Lowry City on 7/25/1964

    Brown Bullhead: 2lbs 7 oz., Caught at Lake Wappapello on Trotline by Jerry D. Cox, Williamsville on 5/8/1994

    Channel Catfish: 29lbs 14oz, caught at Farm Pond Pattonsburg on Bankline by Monte B. Hoover on 7/28/1974

    Flathead Catfish: 94lbs, caught at St. Francis River on Trotline by Ed Chronister, Poplar Bluff on 6/21/1971

    White Catfish: 7lbs 04oz, caught at Big Creek on Bankline by Robert Maddox, Holden on 5/19/1991
     
  6. TomV

    TomV New Member

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    State:
    Warsaw, Missouri
    Three things about the Alternative Methods:


    1. The 117lb Blue Cat caught at Osage River.


    2. The 94lb Flathead caught at St. Francis River.

    Kinda know where they are located and have fished both rivers.


    3. The 7lbs 04oz White because there is no record for pole and line.

    The no record for pole and line for the white catfish is probably because most people catching a white don't recognize it as a white.

    I'm not sure I wouldn't think it was just a nice eatable Blue.
     
  7. channel 27

    channel 27 New Member

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    Missouri
    Thanks for the post very interesting.:smile2:
     
  8. Denny H

    Denny H New Member

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    Missouri
    Thanks for taking the time to put that togather. Its great.
     
  9. aaronm283

    aaronm283 New Member

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    thanks for the info
     
  10. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Ron

    "I actually know of a channel cat caught by a ten year old that was 39lbs out of James A Reed wildlife area."

    That's pretty impressive by itself, but especially so considering the fishing pressure and the size of the lakes at James A Reed. I'm not a doubter, I've seen a couple come out of there in recent years that weighed something in the upper teens, and I'm sure there are bigger. They stock trout in some of the lakes there, and the recent KS state record came from a smaller, trout stocked lake. The bigger channel cats I've seen came out of tiny Coot Lake, which is one of the trout lakes.

    I don't fish them much anymore, but James A Reed and Jacomo are both very good channel cat waters.
     
  11. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Independen
    Blue Springs Lake, just downstream from Jacomo, is another one coming on for channel cats. Last spring I caught a 15 & 15.3 from the east side of the lake. I won't be surprised to see some 20lbers come out of there this year.
     
  12. smallriverrat

    smallriverrat New Member

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  13. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    State:
    Arnold, MO
    My largest channel was a 27lb 2 oz caught on a jug. I sure didn't realize it was so close to a record for alternative. I just assumed the 34 lb caught on rod & reel would be smaller than the alternative ways.