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UNITED STATES RECORDS
WORLD RECORDS
Blue Catfish
Weight:  99 lbs.-4 oz.
Angler:  Steve Lemmon of Elk Point
Caught at:  Big Souix River
Bait/Lure: Creek Chub
Method:  Rod and Reel
Record Date:  July 21, 2012
Davin Holland was using the largest
piece of cutbait he had when he caught
the new state record flathead catfish
June 18 in the James River. The fish,
was 63.5 pounds, was 47 inches long
and had a girth of 30 inches. Holland's
fish eclipsed Roger Adams three year
old record fish by three pounds.

Conservation Officer Sam Schelhaas
was called out to verify the fish late on
the 18th.

At this time, the fish is alive at the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service aquariums,
where they will attempt to keep the fish
for display.
Flathead Catfish
Weight:  63.5 lbs,
Angler:  Davin Holland
Length:  47 inches
Girth:  30 inches
Caught at:  James River
Bait/Lure: cutbait
Method: 10 # test line
Record Date:  June 18,2006
Channel Catfish
Weight:  55 lbs.-0 oz.
Angler:  Roy Groves
Caught at:  James River
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:  
May 18, 1949
Black Bulhead Catfish
Weight:  4lb. - 0oz.
Angler:  Greg Rahm
Caught at:  Reid Lake
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:
 June 19, 2004
Brown Bulhead Catfish
Weight:  3lb. - 11oz.
Angler:  Mike Piechowski
Caught at:  Big Stone Lake
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:
 June 13, 1993
Yellow Bulhead Catfish
Weight:  2lb. - 11oz.
Angler:  Robert Adams
Caught at:  Big Stone Lake
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:
 May 24, 1980
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Previous South Dakota Catfish Record Holders
Species
Photo
Photo
Date
Location
Angler
Weight
Length
Girth
Bait/Lure/Method
Blue
    09-16-1959
Missouri River
Edward B. Elliott
97 lb
     
Flathead
  06-02-2004
James River
Roger Adam
60 lb - 8 oz
     
Flathead
    09-28-1998
Missouri River
Yankton
Kevin Schmidt
56 lb - 8 oz
     
Channel
                 
Bullhead