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Flathead Catfish
Weight:  52 lbs.
Length: 46.02"
Angler:  Dale Allen Blakley
Caught at:  Barron Lake
Bait/Lure: tiny glow-in-the-dark jig (tipped
with a waxworm)

Method:
2-foot Frabill ice fishing rod with a
small spinning reel spooled with “either 4- or
6-pound line.

Record Date:  
1/12/2014
Channel Catfish - 2 way tie!
Channel Catfish
Weight:  40 lbs.
Length: NA
Angler:  Dick Latarski
Caught at:  Houghton Lake - Roscommon County
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:  
1960
Channel Catfish
Weight:  40 lbs.
Length: 41.5"
Angler:  Richard French
Caught at:  Houghton Lake - Roscommon County
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:  
1964
Brown Bullhead
Weight:  3.62 lbs.
Length:  17.50 inches
Angler:  Michael J. Kemp
Caught at: Kalamazoo County
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:
 1989
Previous Brown Bullhead
Weight:  3.06 lbs.
Length:  18 inches
Angler:  Rene Teaque
Caught at: Lake Cadillac - Wexford County
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:
 1984
Black Bullhead
Weight:  3.44 lbs.
Length:  17.00 inches
Angler:  Louie Keller
Caught at: Michigan Lake - Cass County
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:
 June 17, 1999
Previous Black Bullhead
Weight:  2.50 lbs.
Length:  15.50 inches
Angler:  Harry Wayne Fisher
Caught at: Milakokia Lake - Mackinac County
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:
 May 16, 1998
2nd Previous Black Bullhead
Weight:  2.31 lbs.
Length:  16.30 inches
Angler:  Michael A. Anderson
Caught at: Prickett Dam backwater - Barraga Co.
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:
 September 8, 1990
3rd Previous Black Bullhead
Weight:  2.00 lbs.
Length:  15.50 inches
Angler:  Jeffrey Alan Ingersoll
Caught at: Lake Ovid - Clinton County
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:
 1982
Blue Catfish
Weight:
Angler:
Caught at:
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:
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Date
Location
Angler
Weight
Length
Girth
Bait/Lure/Method
                   
Flathead
                 
Flathead
  5/22/12
St. Josephs River
in Berrien County
Rodney Akey of
Niles, MI
49.80 lb.
45.7"
   
Flathead
    8/6/43
Maple River
Ionia County
Elmer Rayner
47.50 lb.
44"
   
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Bullhead
                 
                   
                   
                   
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