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Blue Catfish
Weight:  124 lbs.-0oz.
Length:  58 inches
Girth:  44 inches
Angler:  Tim Pruitt of  Alton, IL
Caught at:  Mississippi River
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Method:
Record Date:  
May 22, 2005
05/26 Update: This WORLD RECORD Blue cat
has DIED on the way to Cabellas in Kansas City!!!
Previous Blue Catfish
Weight:  85 lbs.-0oz.
Angler:  Lindsay Sample Jr. of Cape Giradeay, MO
Caught at:  Mississippi River - Alexander County
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:  
February 22, 2000
Flathead Catfish
Weight:  78 lbs.0oz.
Angler:  Jody Harris of Carlyle
Caught at:  Carlyle Lake - Clinton County
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:  
August 11, 1995
Channel Catfish
Weight:  45 lbs.-4oz.
Angler:  Tom Baumeyer of Granite City
Caught at:  Baldwin Lake
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:  
February 7, 1987
Black Bulhead Catfish
Weight:  5lb. - 6 oz.
Angler:
Caught at:  
Strip Mine - Fulton County
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:  
April 24, 1988
Brown Bulhead Catfish
Weight:  2 lb. - 10.4 oz.
Angler:
Caught at:  
Weldon Springs - De Witt County
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:  
April 25, 1993
Yellow Bulhead Catfish
Weight:  5 lb. - 4 oz.
Angler:
Caught at:  
Fox River - Kane County
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:  
1955
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