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54.3-pound Blue Catfish Sets New Mark for Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

54.3-pound Blue Catfish Sets New Mark for Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Jordan Rethmeier of Garland and his father often fish in Lake Zebco, the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s stocked casting pond. They’ve caught some big catfish, but Saturday, March 16, produced the biggest yet, a new water body record blue catfish. Jordan reeled in a 54.3-pound fish that was 47 inches…


Caryville Man Catches Record Blue Catfish

Long-time Washington County resident James Mitchell caught a new state-record blue catfish late Monday afternoon on the Choctawhatchee River. The state-record blue catfish weighed 64 pounds, 8 ounces and was 53 1/2 inches long.  The fish is 3 pounds larger than the previous record, a 61-pound, 8-ounce blue cat that…