This fish beats the previous state-record flathead catfish – 52 pounds, 46.02 inches long – caught in 2014 out of Barron Lake in Cass County.
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YORK, Pa. — They come to the Susquehanna River to fish for something they’ve only heard about. The biggest fish in the river, the biggest in Pennsylvania – the kind of thing that almost doesn’t seem like it should even be here. The flathead catfish phenomenon continues to grow. It’s common to catch them from 20 to 30 pounds each,…
The regulations impose no statewide size limit but establish a daily bag limit of one flathead catfish and five channel catfish.
New state record tips scales at 50 pounds, 7 ounces.
Mark Mosby caught the fish on the St. Croix River near Stillwater. It measured 52-1/2 inches and had a girth of 32 inches.
Nathan Williams, 30, and his boys Jayce, 14, River, 8, and Phierce, 6, are well-known in the noodling world.
Jake Robinson of Shakopee caught and released the new record flathead catfish May 15 on the Minnesota River near Savage. He caught the 49-inch fish on 100-pound test line. It had a girth of 33-1/2 inches, identical to his previous record caught on June 7, 2016. But because of different markings, they appeared to be two different fish.