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Blue Catfish
Weight:  64 lbs. 8 oz.
Angler:  James Mitchell
Caught at:  Choctawhatchee River
Bait/Lure:   Bream
Method:
Record Date:  
August 04, 2008
Flathead Catfish
Weight:  55.05 lbs.
Length:
Girth:
 
Angler:  Eric Auston Jr. of Milton
Caught at:  Yellow River
Bait/Lure:   Small Bluegill
Method: Rod and Reel with 25 lb. test
Record Date:  October 09, 2011
Brown Bulhead Catfish
Weight:  5.72 lbs.
Angler:  Robert Bengis
Caught at:  Cedar Creek in Duval County
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:  
March 28,1995
White Catfish
Weight:  18.88 lbs.
Angler:  Jim Miller
Caught at:  Withacoochee River @ Marion
Bait/Lure:
Method:
Record Date:  
September 21, 1991
Yellow Bulhead Catfish
Weight: 5 lbs. - .75 oz.
Length: 20 inches
Angler: Tom Flynn of Homosassa
Caught at: Crystal River
Bait/Lure: Minnows
Method:
Record Date:
December 17, 2010   
Black Bulhead Catfish
(Record is Vacant)
Weight:  
Angler:
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Channel Catfish
Weight:  44 lbs. - 8 oz.
Angler:  Joe Purvis
Caught at:  Lake Bluff in Lake County
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Record Date:  
May 18, 1985
Species
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Photo
Date
Location
Angler
Weight
Length
Girth
Bait/Lure/Method
Blue
    02-11-1996
Little Escambia
Creek
in Escambia County
Vincent R. Watson
61 lbs.  8 oz.
     
Blue
                 
Flathead
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  04-10-2004
Apalachicola River
in Gulf County
Tommy Fowler
49.39 lbs.
42.5 inches
36.25 inches
Hand sized Bluegill
Flathead
(Uncertified
State
Record)
  12-09-1975
Hillsborough River
in
Hillsborough County
Tom Norman
57 lbs.  8 oz.
    Certified state record fish must be legally caught
using an active hook-and-line method (including a
proper license or exemption) by sport fishing
methods, identified by a Commission biologist and
weighed on a certified scale.
Uncertified state records are believed accurate based
on reliable witnesses and other evidence but are not
certifiable, or they were caught by other than legal
sport fishing methods. To set a new record, you just
need to exceed the certified records; the uncertified
records are provided just for information.
Channel
    05-18-1985
Lake Bluff in
Lake County
Joe Purvis
44 lbs.  8 oz.
     
Yellow
Bullhead
    05-17-2003
Little Withaloochee
River
Jon Davis
2.75 lbs.
     
                   
Previous Florida Catfish Record Holders
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