State records

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by nuthinlikeacat, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. nuthinlikeacat

    nuthinlikeacat New Member

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    517
    State:
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota
    Just wondering what the state records are in your area for catfish.....
    In Minnesota the state records are as follows...

    Flathead - 70 lbs
    Channel - 38 lbs
    Blue - None on record
     
  2. dreamcatcher

    dreamcatcher New Member

    Michigan

    Flathead= 47.5 pounds
    Channel= 40 pounds
    No blues
     

  3. Larry

    Larry New Member

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    707
    State:
    Minnesota
    Is it too cold for Blues in MN and Mich. I could have sworn one of my buddys caught a Blue it was 11 lb. It may have been a channel. It was one of my first trips out earlier this year.
     
  4. flatheadhunterx

    flatheadhunterx Active Member

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    1,374
    State:
    South Carolina
    THE RECORDS IN S.C.ARE AS FOLLOWS
    flathead--79--diversion canal-- santee
    blue --109--tailrace canal --santee
    channel---58--lake moultrie --santee
    bull head---6--edisto river
     
  5. LilRyjoe04

    LilRyjoe04 New Member

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    2,432
    State:
    Indianapolis,Indiana
    Hey Guys (INDIANA)
    Flathead: 79.8 lbs
    Channel: 37.8 lbs
    Blue: 104.0 lbs

    Good Luck Fishin Brothers! :cool:
     
  6. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

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    795
    State:
    Mo'town, WV
    WV

    Bullhead 6.1#
    Channel 33.38#
    Flathead 70#

    No record listed for Blues, but I know we have them here.
     
  7. BigFlatty

    BigFlatty New Member

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    61
    State:
    Indiana
    Indiana records

    blue - 104pounds
    channel - 37pounds 8ounces
    flathead - 79pounds 8ounces
    white - 9pounds 11.5ounces
     
  8. anakin

    anakin Member

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    178
    State:
    Florence, Az.
    blue - 31lbs
    channel - 32 lbs
    flathead - 71 lbs

    Funny thing about our record blue is that there are no documented blues in any of the Az. waters. I search the game & fish site. Im very familiar with the small pond that it was reportedly pulled out of. Ive seen large channels pulled out of there, but suspect that whoever documented the record from the game & fish dept had no idea what the exact species was. Someone probably mentioned it looked like a blue so was documented as such. Anyone heard of these type of record mistakes in their state?
     
  9. TXBlueHunter

    TXBlueHunter New Member

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    231
    State:
    Flower Mound, Texas
    In Texas we have a few different classes for Records they are all listed below.

    Rod & Reel State Records

    Flathead - 98.5 caught in 1998 on minnow and crappie hook
    Blue - 121.5 caught in 2004 on shad
    Channel - 36.5 caught in 1965
    Redtail - 1.48 caught in 2002
    Suckermouth - 1.11 caught in 2000

    Fly Fishing State Records

    Flathead - 49.5 caught in 2004
    Blue - 7.72 caught in 1999
    Channel - 16.12 caught in 2004

    Bow Fishing State Records

    Armored - 4 caught in 2004

    Unrestricted Fishing State Records (Castnet, trotline, etc)

    Flathead - 114lbs caught in 1976 on trotline
    Blue - 116lbs caught in 1985 on trotline
    Channel - 37.07 caught in 2003 on trotline

    Private Waters State Records

    Flathead - 72.5lbs caught in 1998
    Blue - 49lbs caught in 2002
    Channel - 47.22 caught in 2003
     
  10. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    3,734
    State:
    Ohio
    Currently these are the state record cats for Ohio. I will let you know when I break one.lol
    Oh yeh, there was one for a Bullhead,but I don't think this is the place for record bait.lol



    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Catfish, Channel [/font]
    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]37.65 [/font]
    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]41 1/2" [/font]
    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]LaDue Reservoir[/font]
    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Gus J. Gronowski, Parma[/font]
    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Aug. 15, 1992 [/font]

    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Catfish Shovel/Flathead [/font]
    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]76.5 [/font]
    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]58 5/8" [/font]
    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Clendening Lake [/font]
    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Richard Affolter, New Philadelphia [/font]
    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]July 28, 1979 [/font]
     
  11. brian sax

    brian sax New Member

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    187
    State:
    shawnee kansas
    kansas records

    blue 94lb
    flathead 123lb
    channel 36lb
     
  12. Catfight

    Catfight New Member

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    56
    State:
    Summerfield N.C.
    Hi Guys, here's whats happening in NC:

    Blue Cat - 85 lbs.
    Flathead - 69 lbs.
    White Cat - 13 lbs.
    Bullhead - 3 lbs. 12 oz.
    Channel - No Record (wide open)

    I love a good Catfight.
     
  13. nuthinlikeacat

    nuthinlikeacat New Member

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    517
    State:
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota
    I think the water gets too cold for the Blue to survive here in MN. I have seen many cats caught on the river, and never a blue....but I do believe there has to be one in MN...somewhere in the Mighty Mississippi.

    Many state records that are more than 30+ years old could possibly be misleading...as for the DNR here in MN, they are really thorough now on state record fish, especially after a few people have tried to claim of catching Blues in MN.
     
  14. nuthinlikeacat

    nuthinlikeacat New Member

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    517
    State:
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota
    Wow...those are some pretty impressive numbers...anyone ever come close to a record?
     
  15. SwiftWater

    SwiftWater New Member

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    56
    State:
    Central Virginia
    Channel Catfish 31 lbs 8 oz Rappahannock R. 10-02-1992

    Blue Catfish 92 lbs 4 oz Buggs Island Lake 06-29-2004

    Flathead Catfish 66 lbs 4 oz Occoquan Reservoir 05-06-1994

    White Catfish 7 lbs 6 oz Western Br. Res 03-24-1992


    i'm going to break the flathead record by 4 lbs by next fall :rolleyes:
    ok, i'm going to sleep now and dream of that record setting catch:D
     
  16. Matthew Cook

    Matthew Cook Member

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    128
    State:
    Arizona
    Arizona:

    Flathead: 71 pounds

    Blue: 31.0 pounds

    Channel: 32.4 pounds

    Bullhead: 4 pounds
     
  17. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

    Messages:
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    State:
    Mo'town, WV
    Allow me to clarify this statement. (Thanks, DH :0a31: ) We do have Blues in WV, but more recently stocked in the Ohio river. I believe he said 6"? Which would explain why there is no state record for them...yet. I will be sure to let you all know when my name get's added to the list for the state record blue... :grin-big: :craf-big:

    BWAHAHAHAHA
     
  18. paleocaver

    paleocaver New Member

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    391
    State:
    USA
    Channel - 40 lbs - Inland Lake
    Blue - 111 - lbs - Wheeler Reservoir (Tennessee River) - Former World Record :cool:
    Flathead - 80 lbs - Alabama River
     
  19. bigpapa15206

    bigpapa15206 New Member

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    220
    State:
    Pittsburgh
    Catfish, Flathead Seymore Albramovitz
    Pittsburgh, PA 43 lb. 9 oz. Allegheny River
    Allegheny Co. 1985

    Catfish, Channel Austin E. Roth III
    Bowmanstown, PA 35 lb. 2.5 oz. Lehigh Canal
    Northampton Co. 1991


    Notice the falthead record and my signiture. I will break the record because i am willing to drive wherever to get it authenticated. the record has been broken several times but never authenticated.
     
  20. nuthinlikeacat

    nuthinlikeacat New Member

    Messages:
    517
    State:
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota
    to all you southerners out there... When is the best time of year to fish and catch those monsters down there. By the looks of things, I may be taking a trip down south next year to try and catch one of those monsters.