July 28, 1979 . 36 " Missouri River Garrison Dam Tailrace February 01, 2005 Timmy Johansen Beulah ND This fish was taken from the stilling basin below John Martin Dam which means the fish escaped from the main reservoir during water releases.”. Record Fish ProgramColorado Parks and WildlifeAttention: Assistant Chief of Hatcheries6060 Broadway, Denver CO 80216. “Fish weighing well over 50 pounds are common in the midwestern states. Washtub Lake. Colorado Flathead Catfish: Growing as large as five feet and over 100 pounds, flathead catfish are one of North America’s largest fresh water fish. 1. Here are the state records to prove it. It must be examined, identified and the application signed by a CPW employee before an application is submitted. Type : Pounds. In North America, flatheads are second in size only to blue catfish and can grow to weigh more than 100 pounds. And the world record for flathead catfish is more than 120 pounds. On Jan. 19, Tony Chavez pulled a monster from the stilling basin below John Martin Reservoir. The catch must be made in Colorado in compliance with all state fishing rules and regulations. Utah has some great fishing. Species Weight (lbs.) It must be examined, identified and the application signed by a CPW employee before an application is submitted. 97 Posts . Submit an application. The catch must be made in Colorado in compliance with all state fishing rules and regulations. Discussion Starter • #1 • Jan 25 ... General Conversation All Catfishing Flathead Catfish LOCAL ARIZONA TALK Fishing Reel Review. 2. HASTY, Colo. – A La Junta man has crushed the previous state record for flathead catfish. 7 oz. HOOK AND LINE DIVISION. White. ARE YOU READY TO TOP THIS RECORD? The fish in question must be weighed on a state-certified scale (lbs and oz), and there must be either a weight receipt or picture of the fish on the scale with the weight visible signed by a person who witnessed the weighing. Although stocking has since stopped, biologists continue to see catfish in the reservoir and believe the species is now self-sustaining. Chavez’s catfish weighed nearly double that of the previous record fish that was caught back in 2011. Griffin did not expect that he was going to reclaim the state record for his family while fishing the Yellow River with a friend this summer, but that’s exactly what happened. Flathead Catfish Weight: 15 lbs. Flathead Catfish seem to avoid fast currents and instead seek deep pools with abundant cover. “It is gratifying to see a fish of this size caught in southeastern Colorado. An angler from La Junta has obliterated Colorado's flathead catfish record with a 40-inch, 27-pound prize. Esker Carroll: Green River: 06/06/1956: White Catfish: 5.27 lbs. Colorado River Barbara Harp, Mackay, ID 2/10/12: Trout, Rainbow: 22 in. Girth (in.) Richard Affolter, New Philadelphia . While Colorado’s record flathead catfish are growing, they are far from being national records. Kelly McKee and his son Forest of Las Cruces, caught and released a 46-inch flathead catfish estimated at over 50- pounds Nov. 4. 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This is Colorado's original fishing record program. Information on purchasing licenses, permits, tags and other entitlements, can be found on CDFW’s Online License Site. This is Colorado's original fishing record program. ... Flathead Catfish: 97 lbs. “Flathead catfish have tremendous growth potential,” stated Colorado officials. Colorado River, Bullhead City Kenan Guleryuz, Bullhead City 11/5/10: Warmouth Officials from Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) have recognized Chavez’s fish as the new state record by a landslide. Arkansas River: 08/04/2011: Torry Cook, Warren, AR: Gar, Shortnose: 11 lbs., 12 oz. New Mexico resident and nonresident anglers are eligible. Length (in.) VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – There’s a good chance the catfish reeled in by Jeffrey Dill at Lake Smith over the weekend could set a new state record for the biggest flathead catfish. Check the list of record fish to see if your fish might be a contender. Colorado Parks and Wildlife tracks fish records by weight in 46 different species categories. - .40 oz. Bill Evans with the state record for largemouth bass in 2016. Potential record holders must have a valid Colorado fishing license, or be under the age of 18. Location Angler Date Atlantic Salmon 13.25 29.75 17.75 Deadwood Reservoir Garrett Buffington 10/15/1995 Black Crappie 3.56 17.5 15 Brownlee Reservoir Jason Monson 06/08/2003 Bluegill 3.5 - - C.J. Fish records are tracked by weight in 49 different species categories. Mail application to: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn. Flatheads are notoriously voracious carnivores, going so far as to be considered an invasive species in some areas. Record fish caught in Utah. That massive fish was caught by Ken Paulie from Elk City Reservoir in Kansas back in 1998. Tony Chavez of La Junta, and his four-year-old son Emilio, shows off the record flathead catfish he fished out of the stilling basin below John Martin Reservoir near Hasty, Colorado on … Colorado River, Lake Havasu Darren Van Houten, Kingman 04/25/19: Tilapia: 17 in. Their preferred habitat is the warm water of large rivers and impoundments. 76.5 . Flathead Catfish are restricted to large rivers in southeast South Dakota and Lake Mitchell in Davison County. The flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivaris), also called by several common names including mudcat or shovelhead cat, is a large species of North American freshwater catfish in the family Ictaluridae.It is the only species of the genus Pylodictis.Ranging from the lower Great Lakes region to northern Mexico, it has been widely introduced and is an invasive species in some areas. CDFW is temporarily closing its high public use areas, including visitor centers and license counters, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).Before heading to a CDFW facility, contact the regional headquarters office to determine if that facility is open. Catfish, Flathead: 85 lbs., 6 oz. Bull Shoals Lake: 06/24/2018: Wilson Bowling, Bull Shoals, AR: Gar, Longnose: 54 lbs., 0 oz. NM Record Fish, P.O. He was using an 1/8-ounce jig … Wyoming's Record Fish Think you caught a record fish? Here's how to verify your catch: The most important step is to get the fish weighed as soon as possible on a certified scale. Have you caught a record fish? Since Memorial Day weekend, Robert Pierce at Walter’s Camp on the lower Colorado River south of Palo Verde, said there have been at least 50 flathead catfish topping 20 pounds … pueblo catfish 08.30.14 by nicrfisher. North Dakota Record Fish Caught While Recreational Fishing Date Name Address December 04, 2020 Weight Length Lake County/Location Game Fish Bluegill 2 lbs 12 oz. Catfish, Blue 121.50: 58.00: Jan 16, 2004: Texoma: Cody Mullennix: shad : Catfish, Channel 36.50: 38.00: Mar 7, 1965: Pedernales River: Mrs. Joe Cockrell : Catfish, Flathead 98.50: … Location. 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. “We are really excited for Tony and for John Martin Reservoir,” said, Jim Ramsay, CPW Aquatic Biologist, in a press release. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504. The previous flathead catfish state record was a 74-pound flathead catfish caught in 1988 out of the Colorado River by Walter Wilson of Bard, Calif. See our flathead catfish survey from last summer in the Palo Verde and Cibola Divisions. The fish in question must be weighed on a state-certified scale (lbs and oz), and there must be either a weight receipt or picture of the fish on the scale with the weight visible signed by a person who witnessed the weighing. On January 19, Tony Chavez pulled in a 27-pound, 3.68-ounce flathead catfish from a basin below Colorado’s John Martin Reservoir. Flathead Catfish. Catfish, Flathead: 50.75 in. In the Cape Fear River in North Carolina, flathead catfish were introduced as an exotic for trophy fishing in 1966. ; Obtain the signatures of the scale operator and one other witness to the weighing. Fish must exceed the current state record by one ounce or more. Length: 32.25 inches Angler: David Parker Caught at: Pueblo Reservoir / Pueblo County Bait/Lure: Method: Record Date: Aug.-2011 The fish species must be certified by a FWC biologist, and a FWC employee must witness the official weighing, on a … Length. Fish must be caught in New Mexico waters that are open to the public without charge or fee. Flatheads weighing 50 pounds or more are common in Midwestern states. The Ohio record fish list is maintained by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee. Weight Record - Game Fish Most recent entry is highlighted in this color. Lured in by chicken livers, this giant catfish weighed nearly twice that of the state’s previous record, which was caught in Pueblo Reservoir back in 2011. John Martin’s population of flatheads came through trades with Arkansas, and were stocked between 1994 to 2009. … State-certified scales are available at the four, Colorado Parks and Wildlife regional offices, The fish may not be frozen, gutted, or altered in any way. 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