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What is the biggest catfish ever caught in North Carolina?

What is the biggest catfish ever caught in North Carolina?

Mekong giant catfish
The Mekong giant catfish is the official freshwater heavyweight champion of the world. According to the Guinness Book of Records, a nine-foot-long individual caught in northern Thailand in 2005 weighted an astounding 646 pounds, making it the largest exclusively freshwater fish ever recorded.

What is the biggest fish caught in Lake Gaston?

Baird’s 121-pound, 9-ounce blue catfish caught in Lake Gaston was confirmed as the new North Carolina record, unseating Landon Evans’ 117-pounder caught in 2016. Baird made the catch on July 5 but the record was just confirmed by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission on Monday.

What is the biggest catfish caught in Lake Gaston?

If you’re local to Lake Gaston, it’s hard to tell what the most impressive part of Joey Baird’s story is. Is it Baird’s Lake Gaston catch itself? It’s a mammoth 121-pound, 9-ounce blue catfish, which Baird and others expect to be confirmed as the new North Carolina record for blues.

What’s the north carolina state record for blue catfish?

Rocky Baker on the boat with his new 127.1-pound North Carolina state record blue catfish. Courtesy of Rocky Baker/Facebook. Because Baker and Clifton were just out pleasure fishing and releasing the fish that they caught, they hadn’t brought their live well.

Where are the biggest catfish in NC?

Rocky Baker of Four Oaks broke the blue catfish record with a 127-pound, 1-ounce whopper caught July 10 on the Roanoke River. It was 60 inches long and 40 ΒΌ inches wide and was weighed at EZ Bait and Tackle in Goldsboro.

What size catfish can you keep in NC?

There are currently no limits on recreational and commercial harvest, except for the one-fish daily creel limit for Blue Catfish greater than 32 inches on eight Piedmont reservoirs and the six-fish daily creel limit on forked tail catfishes on Commission game lands and Community Fishing Program ponds.

What’s the biggest fish ever caught in North Carolina?

The biggest freshwater fish in North Carolina’s history was just caught by angler Rocky Baker. According to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, the record blue catfish was confirmed as weighing an astounding 127 pounds and 1 ounce (smashing the previous record 117 lb blue catfish).

What is the largest fish caught in North Carolina?

What is the biggest bass caught in North Carolina?

Bass 15 lbs, 14 oz

Species & Weight Location Angler
Largemouth Bass 15 lbs, 14 oz Farm Pond Union County William H. Wofford
Bodie Bass (Hybrid Striped Bass) 17 lbs, 7 oz Lake Chatuge Michael R. Hogsed
Roanoke Bass 2 lbs, 11 oz Nash Cty fishing creek Richard Elijah Evans
Rock Bass 1 lb, 14 oz Deep River Carbonton Robert W. Lytton

Do catfish eat dogs?

A giant catfish that ate a dog and terrorised a German lake for years has washed up dead, but the legend of “Kuno the Killer” lives on. A gardener discovered the carcass of a 1.5-metre long catfish weighing 35 kilograms this week, a spokesman for the western city of Moenchengladbach said yesterday.