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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.