State Record Catfish

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Will Fish4Food, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Will Fish4Food

    Will Fish4Food New Member

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    20
    State:
    AZ
    After reading some of the threads about whether monster catfish still exist or not, I got to wondering what the state records are for the different states and if the records show any trends in fish size. Anyway I spent a day doing some reseach and put together state record lists for blues, flats, and channels. I've currently got the lists in an MS Excel file but can't get them to copy and paste into a message correctly. When I paste them into the editer they are formatted nice but when I go to preview the post the formatting is gone. I've also been able to save them into and HTML file if that helps. I can't even post them as attachments since XLS and HTM aren't allowed extensions for attachments. Anyone got any suggestions?

    Oh they do show some interesting info, 20% of the record channel catfish have been caught in the last 5 years, 28% of the record flatheads have been caught in the last 5 years, and 30% of the record blue cats have been caught in the last 5 years. It looks like catfish records are being broken pretty much every year somewhere.
     
  2. CNTRYBOY

    CNTRYBOY New Member

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    1,573
    State:
    Benton, Ar
    Here is Arkansas State records taken from the 2009-2010 Arkansas Fishing and Outdoor Guide.

    Blue Catfish --------116 lb-12 oz-----Mississippi River-----8/03/01
    Channel Catfish-----38 lbs -----------Lake Ouchita -------6/03/89
    Flathead Catfish ----80 lbs -----------Arkansas River -----10/28/89
     

  3. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    State:
    Nashville Il.
    Illinois

    Blue Catfish
    Weight: 124 lbs.-0oz.
    Length: 58 inches
    Girth: 44 inches
    Angler: Tim Pruitt of Alton, IL
    Caught at: Mississippi River
    Bait/Lure:
    Method:
    Record Date: May 22, 2005

    Flathead Catfish
    Weight: 78 lbs.0oz.
    Angler: Jody Harris of Carlyle
    Caught at: Carlyle Lake - Clinton County
    Bait/Lure:
    Method:
    Record Date: August 11, 1995

    Channel Catfish
    Weight: 45 lbs.-4oz.
    Angler: Tom Baumeyer of Granite City
    Caught at: Baldwin Lake
    Bait/Lure:
    Method:
    Record Date: February 7, 1987

    Black Bulhead Catfish
    Weight: 5lb. - 6 oz.
    Angler:
    Caught at: Strip Mine - Fulton County
    Bait/Lure:
    Method:
    Record Date: April 24, 1988

    Brown Bulhead Catfish
    Weight: 2 lb. - 10.4 oz.
    Angler:
    Caught at: Weldon Springs - De Witt County
    Bait/Lure:
    Method:
    Record Date: April 25, 1993

    Yellow Bulhead Catfish
    Weight: 5 lb. - 4 oz.
    Angler:
    Caught at: Fox River - Kane County
    Bait/Lure:
    Method:
    Record Date: 1955
     
  4. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    4,303
    State:
    Montgomery, Alabama
    Ryan, Welcome to the BOC.
     
  5. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Napoleon, Mo.
    Welcome to the BOC Ryan.
     
  6. Will Fish4Food

    Will Fish4Food New Member

    Messages:
    20
    State:
    AZ
    OK, after playing around with this for a few days I think I finally figured out how to get the lists formatted. I had to leave off the location and drop off fractions of ounces to get things to fit. If you see anything that needs to be updated just post a link to the offical source and I'll update my list.

    Blue Catfish
    State .........Weight.........Length..Angler................................Date
    Alabama........111 lbs 0 oz...........William P..McKinley...............7/5/1996
    Arizona........31 lbs 0 oz....40".....Richard Lujan.....................7/1/1970
    Arkansas.......116 lbs 12 oz..........Charles Ashley Jr.................8/3/2001
    California.....113 lbs 5 oz...57".....Steve Oudomsouk..................7/24/2008
    Colorado.......20 lbs 1 oz....32.75"..Joe Poss..............................1976
    Florida........61 lbs 8 oz............Vincent R..Walston...............2/11/1996
    Georgia........67 lbs. 8 oz...........James Franklin Tyus...............4/1/2006
    Illinois.......124 lbs 4 oz...........Tim Pruitt.......................5/21/2005
    Indiana........104 lbs 0 oz...........Bruce Midkiff.........................1999
    Iowa...........74 lbs 8 oz....53.375" Pat Lutz............................Aug-99
    Kansas.........94 lbs 0 oz....57".....James Edmiston...................7/14/2000
    Kentucky.......104 lbs 0 oz...........Bruce W..Midkiff.................8/28/1999
    Louisiana......110 lbs 3 oz...........Keith Day, Sr.......................Apr-05
    Maryland.......53 lbs 0 oz............Michael Kingree..................12/6/2001
    Minnesota......52 lbs 8 oz....48".....Steven J..Ness...................5/22/2002
    Mississippi....93 lbs 0 oz............Carrol Pearson...................2/12/1997
    Missouri.......103 lbs 0 oz...........Clarence H..Kerr.................9/16/1991
    Nebraska.......100 lbs 8 oz...........Raynold Promes..................11/29/1970
    New Mexico.....33 lbs 8 oz....39.5"...Tubby Oldfield...................6/13/1999
    N..Carolina....85 lbs 0 oz............Joel Lineberger..................6/19/2004
    Ohio...........96 lbs.........54.5"...Chris Rolph......................6/11/2009
    Oklahoma.......98 lbs 0 oz....54.6"...BJ Nabors.......................11/11/2004
    S..Carolina....109 lbs 4 oz...........George A..Lijewski....................1991
    South Dakota...97 lbs 0 oz............Edward B..Elliott................9/16/1959
    Tennessee......112 lbs 0 oz...........unknown...........................6/7/1998
    Texas..........121 lbs 5 oz...58".....Cody Mullenix....................1/16/2004
    Virginia.......102 lbs 4 oz...........Tim Wilson.......................5/20/2009
    Washington.....17 lbs 12 oz...........Rangle Hawthorne..................7/9/1975
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    Channel Catfish
    State..........Weight.........Length..Angler................................Date
    Alabama........40 lbs 0 oz............Donald R..Cox....................6/17/1967
    Arizona........32 lbs 4 oz....38.75"..Chuck Berndt.....................4/24/1987
    Arkansas.......38 lbs 0 oz............Joe Holleman......................6/3/1989
    California.....53 lbs 8 oz....46.5"...Randall Gilgert Jr...............9/22/2008
    Colorado.......33 lbs 8 oz....38.25"..John McKeever.........................1994
    Connecticut....29 lbs 39 oz...........Appleton Barrows.................6/27/2004
    Florida........44 lbs 8 oz............Joe Purvis.......................5/19/1985
    Georgia........44 lbs 12 oz...........Bobby Smithwick..................5/18/1972
    Hawaii.........43 lbs 13 oz...........Dayton Miyamura..................3/24/1974
    Idaho..........31 lbs 0 oz....38".....Kenny Decker..........................2001
    Illinois.......45 lbs 4 oz............Todd Baumeyer.....................2/7/1987
    Indiana........37 lbs 8 oz............Randy E..Jones........................1980
    Iowa...........38 lbs 2 oz....40".....Dustin Curtis.......................Jun-05
    Kansas.........36 lbs 8 oz....38".....RickBarnow........................6/6/2003
    Kentucky.......32 lbs.................Kyle Estep South Point, OH.......5/26/2004
    Maryland.......27 lbs 92 oz...........Steven Trent Abell................7/5/2004
    Mass. .........26 lbs 8 oz............Dana Dodge............................1989
    Michigan.......40 lbs 0 oz............Dick Latarski.........................1960
    Michigan.......40 lbs 0 oz....41.5"...Richard French........................1964
    Minnesota......38 lbs 0 oz....44".....Terrence Fussy...................1/10/1975
    Mississippi....51 lbs 12 oz...........Tom Edwards......................5/31/1997
    Missouri.......34 lbs 10 oz...........Gerald Siebenmorgen.............10/12/1976
    Montana........30 lbs 2 oz....37.6"...Jessey Perry......................5/8/2009
    Nebraska.......41 lbs 8 oz............John Cunning.....................7/26/1985
    Nevada.........31 lbs 1 oz....40.5"...Harry Stephens........................1980
    New Jersey.....33 lbs 3 oz............Howard Hudson.........................1978
    New Mexico.....36 lbs 8 oz....38".....Julie Kulhan.....................4/12/1999
    New York.......30 lbs 0 oz............Norman C..Telford Jr.............7/15/2000
    N..Carolina....40 lbs 8 oz............P.P..Paine.......................4/15/1971
    North Dakota...42 lbs 1 oz....40".....Tina Willis......................7/25/2009
    Ohio...........37 lbs 10 oz...41.5"...Gus J..Gronowski.................8/15/1992
    Oklahoma.......35 lbs 15 oz...39.25"..Gary Doak Jr.....................9/11/2005
    Oregon.........36 lbs 8 oz............Boone Haddock.........................1980
    Pennsylvania...35 lbs 2 oz............Austin E..Roth III....................1991
    S..Carolina....58 lbs 0 oz............W.H..Whaley...........................1964
    South Dakota...55 lbs 0 oz............Roy Groves.......................5/18/1949
    Tennessee......41 lbs 0 oz............Clint Walters, Jr................7/30/1982
    Texas..........36 lbs 8 oz....38".....Mrs..Joe Cockrell.................3/7/1965
    Utah...........32 lbs 8 oz....39.75"..LeRoy Mortensen.......................1978
    Vermont........34 lbs 14 oz...........Hubert O..Dumas.......................1996
    Virginia.......31 lbs 8 oz............Sue Stanley......................10/2/1992
    Washington.....36 lbs 3 oz............Ross Kincaid......................9/6/1999
    West Virginia..33 lbs 6 oz....38".....Johnny J..Weatherholtz Jr.............1993
    Wisconsin......44 lbs 0 oz............unknown...............................1962
    Wyoming........27 lbs ........38".....Don Ackerman..........................2005
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    Flathead Catfish
    State..........Weight.........Length..Angler................................Date
    Alabama........80 lbs 0 oz............Rick Conner......................6/22/1986
    Arizona........71 lbs 10 oz...53".....Adrian Manzanedo..................1/5/2003
    Arkansas.......80 lbs 0 oz............Wesley White....................10/28/1989
    California.....72 lbs 14 oz...........Billy Potter.....................4/22/2003
    Colorado.......9 lbs 5 oz.....28.5"...Justin Crump..........................2007
    Florida........44 lbs 39 oz...........Tommy Fowler.....................4/10/2004
    Georgia........83 lbs.................Carl Sawyer.....................06/22/2006
    Idaho..........58 lbs 8 oz....48".....Newberry / McCormick..................1994
    Illinois.......78 lbs 0 oz............Jody Harris......................8/11/1995
    Indiana........79 lbs 8 oz............Glen T..Simpson.......................1966
    Iowa...........81 lbs 0 oz....52".....Joe Baze............................Jun-58
    Kansas.........123 lbs 0 oz...61".....Ken Paulie.......................5/14/1998
    Kentucky.......97 lbs 0 oz............Esker Carroll.....................6/6/1956
    Louisiana......95 lbs.................Roland Lasseigne....................Jul-07
    Michigan.......47 lbs 8 oz....44".....Elmer Rayner..........................1943
    Minnesota......70 lbs 0 oz............John L..Robert........................1970
    Mississippi....66 lbs.................Brad Hillhouse..................05/22/2005
    Missouri.......77 lbs 8 oz............Scott L Brown....................4/28/2003
    Nebraska.......80 lbs 0 oz............William Swanson..................6/14/1988
    New Mexico.....78 lbs 0 oz....47.5"...Jim Wilson........................6/7/1979
    N..Carolina....78 lbs 0 oz............Brian Newberger..................9/17/2005
    North Dakota...29 lbs 6 oz............Kenneth Klein.........................1985
    Ohio...........76 lbs 8 oz....58.625" Richard Affolter.................7/28/1979
    Oklahoma.......72 lbs 8 oz....51.25"..Ronald Cantrell..................5/20/2004
    Oregon.........42 lbs 0 oz............Joshua Kralicek.......................1994
    Pennsylvania...48 lb..6 oz............James R..Shabrach, Jr.................2007
    S..Carolina....79 lbs 4 oz....51".....Jessica Preston..................5/11/2001
    South Dakota...63 lbs 8 oz............Davin Holland....................6/18/2006
    Tennessee......85 lbs 15 oz...........unknown..........................7/25/1993
    Texas..........98 lbs 8 oz....53".....James Laster.....................12/2/1998
    Virginia.......66 lbs 4 oz............Mike Willems......................5/6/1994
    Washington.....22 lbs 12 oz...........C.L..McCary......................6/28/1981
    West Virginia..70 lbs 0 oz....52".....L.L..McClung..........................1956
    Wisconsin......74 lbs 5 oz....53".....unknown..........................3/30/2001
    Wyoming........22 lbs.........34".....Dallas Stanton........................2004
     
  7. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    2,367
    State:
    Louisburg,
    thanks for doing some legwork, interesting 13 blues listed over 100# and only 1 flathead:crazy: guess i fish for the right kind lol. i see kansas needs a 100# blue to go with the flat :wink::smile2: maybe i could fix that lol:cool2:
     
  8. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    2,537
    State:
    TEXAS
    what i thought was neat was the lengths..the texas flathead at 53"...on fathers day weekend a 52" flatty washed up where we were camping and it was very fat and hadnt been dead long at all..we only had 50 lb spring scales and it pulled the bottom out of them...we have no idea how big it was and didnt get a girth measurement..but it was 11" from t he ground to the top of its back while lying on the shore. Lake record is only like 58 lbs..heck of a fish
     
  9. Motopro00

    Motopro00 New Member

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    State:
    Festus, Missouri
    it's a big difference between flathead first and second? I am surprised by that.
     
  10. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    State:
    TEXAS
    check out colorado flatheads
     
  11. raysplay

    raysplay New Member

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    405
    State:
    Arkansas
    Ryan welcome to the BOC and thanks for your time spent on a very good post.:smile2:
     
  12. squinn

    squinn New Member

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    22
    State:
    NC
    RYAN THAT IS A GREAT POST PLEASE SEND ME A COPY TO MY EMAIL IN A ATTCH FILE IF YOU COULD SQUINN1976@HOTMAIL.COM
    THANKS
    SCOTT
     
  13. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    1,507
    State:
    NW.Georgia
    Remember that GA has a 103LB flathead from this year around Macon but it was not on a R/R,, to bad it shatters the state record...and if I remember right thats not the only one, several from the Altamaha river in the 80-90lb range recently "also linb lines"-- "last 10 years"...:eek:oooh:
    Puddle