North Texas man's huge catch not an official record.

Texas state blue catfish record

Sure enough, the 48.2 pounds eclipsed the previous rod-and-reel blue catfish record for Lake Palestine. The paperwork has been filed with the state for official certification.

Texas state blue catfish record

On December 23rd 2011 my son Lane Ferguson caught a 66.28 lb blue catfish setting a new record for Texas State Junior Angler Blue Catfish. He also broke numerous water body record breaking six records total. For more information check out our Texas State Junior Angler Record information.

Texas state blue catfish record

The blue catfish is the largest freshwater sport fish in Texas. The state rod-and-reel record is 121.5 pounds. 50 pound blue catfish are not unusual. Among licensed Texas anglers, catfish is the second most preferred game fish with the blue ranking third behind channel and flathead. Spawning habits are much like the channel catfish. The blue catfish becomes sexually active at about 24 inches.

Texas state blue catfish record

That is where Splash, the 121.5-pound, world-record blue cat caught by angler Cody Mullennix last January, entertains visitors on a daily basis. Anglers dreaming of catching a Splash-size catfish, or at least one big enough to brag about, have many options in the Lone Star State, where excellent catfish action abounds in every region.

Texas state blue catfish record

The previous state record was held by Lane Ferguson. He caught a 66.20 lbs. blue catfish on Lake Worth in December 23, 2011. Brayden's mom said he donated the fish to the Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Texas state blue catfish record

Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) Common Names: Blue Cat, hump-back blue, Silver cat, Fork tail cat. As the largest freshwater fish species in North America, the Blue Catfish is an angler’s dream, providing an easy catch and an excellent source of meat. Most are caught on trot lines with a variety of baits, but they can also be caught with a.

Texas state blue catfish record

The previous Lake Waco record for a blue catfish was only 40 pounds. The catfish also came in at a whopping 52.5 inches long. The fish was caught during a Fish-on tournament Saturday, December 7.

Texas state blue catfish record

Cody Mullennix caught a Texas state record and possible world record blue catfish weighing in at 121 pounds and 8 ounces. This catfish isnt as big compared to the one in mOjOm's pic but I'd love for one of these to latch on to my line. I've never seen a blue catfish before, I dont think there are any in this area. Not too long into the mild, damp day, the lone angler landed what would prove to.

Texas state blue catfish record

The blue catfish is native to the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio River drainages and ranges south into Mexico and northern Guatemala. It has also been widely introduced elsewhere, including rivers that feed into coastal waters, where it has become the dominant predator and a species of concern to fisheries managers. The all-tackle world record was a monster 143-pounder taken in Virginia on.

Texas state blue catfish record

The blue catfish caught by Mullenix weighed in at 121.5 Lbs, which was not only a Texas state record but also a world record. The fish was housed in a massive freshwater display at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens Texas until it died and drew in tourists from all over the United States to see the massive cat (and the feeding display).

Texas state blue catfish record

The New Texas State Record Jr Blue Catfish and the Lake Tawakoni Jr. Blue Catfish Water Body Record. Lake Tawakoni is an amazing fishery and is only 1 hour east of downtown DALLAS and 4 hours northeast of AUSTIN and HOUSTON and 15 minutes from Lake Fork.