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UNITED STATES RECORDS
Weight: 116 lbs.-12 oz.
Length: 62 inches
Girth: 38.5 inches
Angler: Charles Ashley Jr. of Marion, AR
Caught at: Mississippi River/W. Memphis
Record Date: August 3, 2001
|Charles Ashley Jr. of Marion, AR reeled in a new
State record and possibly new World record blue
catfish from the Mississippi River. Ashley's
catfish weighed 116 pounds, 12 ounces and was
caught using Spam for bait.
The current World record catfish title is held by
William P. McKinley with a 111 pound blue
caught on Wheeler Reservoir in Alabama. Ashley
will have to submit information on his catch to the
National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame or the
International Game Fish Association before his
catch is recognized as a World record.
Weight: 80 lbs.-0 oz.
Angler: Wesley White of Hartford, AR
Caught at: Arkansas River
Record Date: October 28, 1989
Weight: 38 lbs.-0 oz.
Angler: Joe Holleman of Waldron, AR
Caught at: Lake Ouachita
Record Date: June 30, 1989
|Black Bulhead Catfish
Weight: 4 lbs. - 12 oz.
Angler: Janet Story of Morrilton, AR
Caught at: Point Remove Creek
Record Date: April 11, 1986
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|Previous Arkansas Catfish Record Holders
|Yellow Bulhead Catfish
Weight: 2 lbs. - 1.90 oz.
Length: 15.25 inches
Girth: 9.25 inches in front of the dorsal fin
Angler: Chase Evans (age 14) of Cabot
Caught at: Sunrise Lake at Magness Creek
Record Date: June 06, 2011