State Record Channel

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by zeboman, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    Pennsylvan
    In Pa. the state record channel cat is 35 lb. 2.5 oz. caught in 1991. How big do channels get in your state ?
     
  2. KnotGillty

    KnotGillty New Member

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    Northern Califo

  3. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    kansas
    here in ks,state record for a channel is 36lbs.i have caught a few in the low 20's and cant imagine a 36lber:crazy:
     
  4. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Kentucky
    Interesting thanks for the info
     
  5. ittybittykitty

    ittybittykitty New Member

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    Belleville Michigan
    Michigan's record is 40lbs on the nose. The flathead record is 47 1/2lbs.
     
  6. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    wv
    welcome to boc good tipss boc lib:cool2:
     
  7. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    wv
    i caught a 21lb one time at a paid pond
     
  8. stinkbaitman

    stinkbaitman New Member

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    State:
    south dakota
    weve got a biggun and an oldie, 55 pounds even, caught in 1949. i think the flattie is 63.8 pounds caught in 2006 and the bluecat is 97 pounds even caught in 1969. the bluecat was actually the world record for quite a while. they figure it would have been over 100 if thay hadnt left it laying on there boat while they fished for sauger the rest of the day.

    here is a pic of the channelcat http://www.sdgfp.info/Wildlife/fishing/FishImages/SDRecordChannelcatfish.jpg
     
  9. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

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    Catlettsburg, KY
    In kentucky about 30-40 pounds.
     
  10. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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  11. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    sc
    Channel* 58-0 on Lake Moultrie in 1964
     
  12. Cuda-Cada

    Cuda-Cada Member

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    State:
    Jacksonville, Fl.
    Where I fish mostly(Ga) it is 44 pounds. I have caught a couple over 20 pounds with one going 26 pounds. That fish fought very hard on my big flathead tackle...
     
  13. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Murray Ky.
    Your in the ball park there lil bro, it's 32lbs caught out of the Ohio River.
     
  14. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    ILM, NC
    NC's state record is only 18 and change. I've personally caught larger ones(low 20's) and I know there are plenty of others that have caught larger ones as well it's just that the state record was recently nullified and most of us caught our big ones before that happened:smile2:. We actually caught three over 20 in one night but since the record was void haven't got one over about 15:angry:
     
  15. xposedguts

    xposedguts New Member

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    State:
    Illinois
    illinois is 45lbs 4oz
     
  16. Parasite

    Parasite New Member

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    State:
    N.Colorado
    Here in CO the flathead record is 3.75 lbs. We really don't have them or blues here.
     
  17. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    State:
    Hastings, Ne.
    Nebraska Record Catfish.

    Blue Catfish: 100lbs. 8oz. Missouri River snagging caught 11/29/1970
    Channel: 41lbs. 8oz. Merritt Res. nightcrawler caught 7/26/1985
    Flathead: 80 lbs. Loup Power Canal (Genoa) carp caught 6/14/1988
     
  18. madiaz

    madiaz New Member

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    State:
    kalamazoo, michigan U.S.A
    1960 and 1964 are the dates for the 40 pound channel cats.
    the flathead record of 47 plus is from 19 fourty freaking three dang!

    michigans most bad a$^% record is the tiger muskie. it might be the actual world record and that was set in the year of our Lord 1919 :0a5:

    all our records are ultra old. i guess people are quite fond of eating fish around these here parts.

    regards,
    m.a.d.
     
  19. allena

    allena New Member

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    State:
    WV/Preston Co.
    Looks like WV is 33.6#
     
  20. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Sarver, Pa
    zeboman - Did you ever hear the story of our Pa. state record Channel Cat? That fish was brought in from out of state and stocked in the Lehigh Canal for a fishing contest that was taking place. Sometime after the contest ended the fish was caught and became the record :crazy:! This ticks me off just on the principle of the thing! Whats to stop someone from stocking a 100# Flathead and then catching it and calling it a record? I just don't think its right. Our native Channels dont get nowhere near that big and it pretty much assures the record will never be broken :angry:! Unless someone trucks in a bigger one from out of state :sad2:!