|Virginia State Flag
Weight: 66 lbs.-4 oz.
Angler: Mike Willems
Caught at: Occaquan Reservoir
Record Date: May 6, 1994
|Previous Channel Catfish
Weight: 31 lbs.-8 oz.
Angler: Sue Stanley
Caught at: Rappahannock River
Record Date: October 2, 1992
Weight: 7 lbs.-6 oz.
Angler: Thomas Elkins
Caught at: Western Br. Reservoir
Record Date: March 24, 1992
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|Nick Anderson was fishing with his Father and
Brother when he hooked this fish. It was
weighed at Mecklenberg Supply Inc, which was
one of few places with a scale large enough to
weigh. It took 45 minutes to reel it in.
|(Virginia State Record - World Record)
Weight: 143 lbs. - 13 oz.
Length: 57 inches
Girth: 43.5 inches
Angler: Nick Anderson
Caught at: Goat Island area of John H Kerr
Reservoir near the confluence of the Dan and
Bait/Lure: (Anderson has not publicly discussed
his secret bait but "chicken breast" was listed on
the VA record application)
Method: Ugly Stick - Shimano Reel with 30 # test
Record Date: June 18, 2011