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Channel Catfish (Freshwater)
Weight:  27 lbs..
Angler:  Kenneth Foland
Caught at:  Red Rock - Potomac River
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Record Date:  
October 20, 1983
Channel Catfish (Chesapeake Bay)
Weight:  29 lbs.-10oz.
Length:  28"
Girth: 25"
Angler:  Kevin Kern of Andrews AFB
Caught at:  Potomac River near Mattawoman Creek
Bait/Lure: Live Minnow on 15 lb. test
Method:
Record Date:  
April 26, 1997
Bulhead Catfish (Freshwater)
Weight:  2.41 lbs.
Angler:  Garrett Reese
Caught at:  Piney Run Park
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Record Date:  
May 27, 2003
Flathead Catfish
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Blue Catfish (Freshwater)
Weight:  80 lb. - 12 oz.
Length:   48.75 inches
Girth:  37 1/8 inches
Angler:  Shawn Wetzel of Orrtana, PA
Caught at:  Potomac River near Ft. Washington
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February 23, 2012
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Blue
(Freshwater)
Disqualified by
MD DNR but
SCC will
recognize it for
what it is anyway!
A RECORD!!!
SEE our SCC
NOTES in the
comments column
08-06-2010
Potomac River
near
Ft. Washington
Jayson Zorda
of
Unadilla, NY
79.00 lb.
49.5 inches
38 inches
Cut shad in 70' of water
Invasive, and won't be recognized as an
approved species. On August 13th, They
(DNR) dis-qualified this recent RECORD
catch based on the fact that they believe
BLUES are Illegal Immigrants.
Santee Cooper Cats feels this is wrong for
Maryland to change the rules while playing
the game and we still will recognize Jayson
here as the un-official record holder in this
spot!
Jayson is still the man in our book, We
appreciate a beautiful blue cat!
Blue
(Freshwater)
  03-23-2008
Potomac River
near
Ft. Washington
Ron Lewis
of
Point of Rocks, MD
67.1 lb.
51 inches
34.5 inches
Cutbait in 40' of water
Blue
(Freshwater)
  09-30-2006
Potomac River
near
Ft. Washington
Josh Fitchett
65 lb. - 8 oz
51 inches
30 inches
Cut Shad
Blue
(Freshwater)
  12-06-2001
Potomac River
near
Greenway Flats
Michael Kingree
53 lb.
42.5 inches
30 inches
Cutbait
The fish was taken to Holisday Sports in
Temple Hills, MD.  Biologists, Ross
Williams and Tim Groves, verified the catch
at Chuck's Butcher Shop in Bryans Road,
MD.
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