Skip to comments.Video report of 130lb World Record Blue Catfish Caught On the Missouri River
Posted on 07/22/2010 9:11:23 AM PDT by Tom Hawks
Check out this video of a world record 130 Pound Blue Catfish caught in the Missouri River.
The fish was caught using a fillet from an Asian carp that jumped into their boat. After the catfish was reeled to the boat, it took the couple another 30 minutes to haul it into the boat. For those who understand the ins and outs of fishing. It was caught using a Penn 320 Reel with a 40lb test Monofilament fishing line. It officially weighed in at 130lbs, 57 inches, and a girth of 46 inches.
It is being reported that the catfish will set 3 world records.
IGFA -- All Tackle World Record
IGFA -- Line Class World Record
& Missouri State Record
Now it's not that the local Missourians are unfriendly or anything, but those who live and fish near the confluence, where the record fish was hooked, are warning anyone thinking about come down to try their luck that it would be wise to stay away. At least that's what the Missouri cat-fishermen who frequent the forum at the United States Catfish Association are telling me. After all, they say, the crime rate in their part of the country is real bad, and they wouldn't want anything terrible to happen to you. That's why they strongly urge you to stay away. It's just not safe for most people. So if you are wanting to come to their neck of the river to do some cat fishing, stay away for your own safety.
OK, I gave you their warning. However, if you believe that then I have some ocean front property in Arizona for sale.
Follow the link below to see the video news report of the
130lb World Record Blue Catfish Caught
I mean if am hunting for deer or elk, the the bigger it is does not translate into good eating, and I don't see anyone mounting such an ugly thing. So other than the pride of owning the record, what good is a catfish this big?
If it were me, I would weigh it, get a picture and then let the old guy live his life away in the river. That's just me, and I may be off base on this?
Are there any other anglers that feel the same way?
Global Warming and Poly-saturated, salt-laden, fats.
Re fishing, catch and release method for trophy catches...dinner can be supplied by the little ones.
Not if they have a ‘lead’ and ‘follower’ escort like on the highways [I’d say ‘like she does’ but that’s been subsumed by the Secret Service, I guess]
A “real” catfisherman would have noodled that thing. :)
No. I’d do the same thing. Take a pic of the ugly thing, do some measurements and whatever is required by the governing body. Heck, I’d probably be out in the lake with a cell pohone in one hand and the fish in the other trying to figure out what to do.
Eat it? Hell naw!! That’s nasty.
Video said the fisherman was talking to a `fishing supply’ company to see if they might want to mount it their store. I’m guessing Bass Pro Shops in Springfield.
Only the best Tuna are Starkist.
That is gonna require a lot of flour, saltines, salt, pepper, paprika, and buttermilk.
I also usually catch and release, but would not presume to tell another fisherman what to do with his catch.
Besides, in the video the fisherguy said that the big blue- boy swam straight for his boat, put up very little fight and the hardest part was horsing him into the boat.
There’s a reason they are called `blue’ catfish. These fish are very melancholy in nature by the time they reach this size. Their livers begin to fail (liverusquiveritis) and they look for ways to end it all.
Being unable to leap in to the boat like the Asian carp, I suppose he just chomped down on the hook and committed fishicide.
Yea I heard that to, but still. I don’t know. The guy must be about 30 years old or more. Just because he survived so long would be enough reason for me to let him live the rest of his life away in the river.
OK, I really must admit that I know very little about catfish. What is liverusquiveritis?
As for suicide, I guess you mean the when they get that big they have a living will. But do the states that the Missouri River meanders through allow for euthanasia?
I only ask because if not, then anyone helping could be in trouble.....LOL
Catfish tend to suck the hook in really deep rather than just catching the lip like most sport fish.
When fishing for sturgeon in the Columbia River only fish between 40 and 60 inches can be kept. The bigger ones are the breeding stock and are release after they are brought to the boat if they dont break you off first.
With steelhead and salmon only hatchery fish can be retained and the wild ones must be released. I was fortunate to have landed a nice chrome hatchery steelhead on a fly the other weekend. That was some fine eating.
I have to brag allot before the upcoming inevitable skunkings.
Something that big might noodle *you*.
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