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On February 7, 2012, a 136-lb blue catfish was caught on a commercial fishing trot line in Lake Moultrie, one of the two Santee Cooper lakes, near Cross, South Carolina. It was 56 in long. The fish is the largest blue catfish ever weighed on a certified scale in South Carolina, but it is not eligible for state record certification ...


Nearly nine feet long (2.7 meters) and as big as a grizzly bear, the behemoth tipped the scales at 646 pounds (293 kilograms). Experts say the fish, which belongs to the species known as the Mekong giant catfish, may be the largest freshwater fish ever recorded. • Read "Grizzly Bear-Size Catfish Caught in Thailand"


Dec 8, 2014 ... Preferred baits when targeting the blue catfish include live and dead herring, bluegill, bream, crawfish, blood worms, chicken livers and stink bait. Although most blue catfish are caught with bait, they can also be tricked with bucktail jigs, plastic worms and flies. Anglers targeting blue catfish will usually ...

Feb 26, 2015 ... Footage emerged on Wednesday of an Italian fisherman posing with a giant 127kg (19st) wels catfish on the Po Delta in northern Italy. Footage courtesy of Spo...


The catfishing world exploded with chatter on June 18, 2011 with talk of a new world record blue catfish, much larger than the previous largest catfish ever caught. The new world record blue catfish was caught Saturday night June 18th 2011 at John H. Kerr-Buggs Island Lake near Clarksville Virginia. I was sitting around ...


Apr 1, 2016 ... Red Mudger of Meadowbrook first told the story of the day he discovered the biggest catfish ever known to man back in 1902. ... As he slowly wound the reel, winding in the line ever so gradually, he felt a tug. The tug turned to ... The catfish broke the world record for heaviest fish and oldest fish ever caught.


Sep 26, 2016 ... On the pages of a tattered old book titled Steamboating: Sixty-Five Years on Missouri's Rivers, author William Heckman describes several well-documented accounts of truly colossal North American catfish: “Of interest to fishermen is the fact that the largest known fish ever caught in the Missouri River was ...


Apr 4, 2016 ... A photograph purportedly showing a 736-pound catch adds to the collection of urban legends about monstrously large catfish.


Check out the video of the supposed largest catfish ever caught.