Regional Offices. This fish was recognized as the all-tackle world record, and the record has persisted through the time this article was published in fall, 2016. Contact Us. He had a scale in his pickup, so they hung it from a tractor bucket the next morning: 88 pounds. The Kansas Angler fishing report for Arkansas including Bass, Crappie, channel cat, flatheads, stripers ... was fishing for crappie on Lake Palestine when he hooked into the biggest flathead catfish ever caught on a rod and reel in Texas and a possible line class world record. Mathew McConkey of Kansas City became the most recent record-breaking fisherman in Missouri when he caught his giant flathead catfish on the Missouri River using a trotline. When it comes to fish, Kansas is recognized as the land of giants. True, Rob is well-known in Kansas for the 102.8-pound state-record blue catfish he caught in 2012 on the Missouri River. On November 2, 2009, 27-year-old Mississippi angler Joey Pounders caught a 77-pound flathead catfish in the Tennessee - Tombigbee Waterway. Discover (and save!) See more ideas about Catfish, Catfish fishing, Fish. The record flathead catfish measured more than 53 inches. But Stefanie has found some fame of her own. Kansas kayak fishing with Eric Braden. All-Tackle Record: 55.79 kilograms (123 pounds), Elk City Reservoir, Independence, Kan., USA. Watch Queue Queue Fish caught on handheld snagging equipment will be considered if taken from waters where snagging is legal. Caught on Zebco 33 reel 12 lbs line. your own Pins on Pinterest Contact & Engage. 123 lbs - 9ozs may 14-1998 . Ace, Jan 24, 2006. You can also find the blue cat, channel and bullhead catfish in Kansas but the flathead is plentiful and sought out by anglers all across the area. Jan 13, 2013 - Explore George Shaw's board "Monster Catfish", followed by 112 people on Pinterest. He was using a 10-foot pole, something you’d normally see in the surf at the Shore. Channel catfish swim in ponds, rivers, lakes, and creeks making them accessible to anglers across the country. The new “alternative methods” record flathead catfish caught by McConkey on Sept. 19 weighed 100 pounds and was 57-inches long. A state-record fish must be legally caught in Arkansas where a sport-fishing license is required (no hatcheries or pay-to-fish lakes). Marc Heckaman likes this. Flathead Catfish. ... Kansas City Events. In what was hailed as a lifetime achievement for an angler, Lavon Nowling landed a state-record flathead catfish while fishing the Yellow River in Florida, using live bait to catch a 69.9-pounder. St. Louis Events . Think you've caught a Missouri state-record fish? Check the list and read the rules before filling out the entry form. Also caught a 35 1/2 pound channel cat out of the same lake that would have beat the state record at the time but was more worried about getting the fish turned loose than having a record. 123 lbs - 9ozs may 14-1998 . Wish I could still fish that little lake, it had more flatheads in it that I've ever seen in any other lake. Southwest Events. A 123-pound flathead from Elk City Reservoir has been the world record for nearly … It was caught in the Elk City Reservoir near Independence, Kansas. Channel catfish can be caught on cut bait, worms, and stink bait. The new state record fish was transported to the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks. According to Nebraska Game and Parks, a new record has been set for rod and reel caught flathead catfish. It weighed 123 pounds. Channel catfish are known for their strong sense of smell, spunky attitude, and delicious flavor. "I consider catfish like a freshwater shark," says Kansas City native and guide John Trager (www.captaincatfish.net) "I spend a lot of time all across the state looking for giant cats, but I find some of the best fishing in plain sight of downtown Kansas City. For example, the Kansas state record for largemouth bass is just 11 lbs 12.8 ounces. Pierce’s blow-by-blow of the catch is proof enough that fishing doesn’t mean catching, that even hooking into a fish doesn’t mean you’ll land one. Kansas is an excellent place to go fishing for flathead catfish. ... World Record Flathead 123 lbs - 9ozs . The world-record flathead catfish was caught in Kansas in 1998. The Channel Catfish is one of America’s most popular gamefish. This video is unavailable. In 1998, a 123-pound flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivaris) was captured by a recreational angler from Elk City Reservoir, Montgomery County, Kansas. And it remains unclear whether Powers’ flathead might have come close to breaking the world record – a 123-pound flathead caught on the Elk City Reservoir in Kansas in 1998. Electric reels may not be used. Elk City Reservoir Kansas. He caught the fish around Jan 26, 2006. He was going by experience; he once caught a 64-pounder in Washington County, Kansas. Call 1-800-392-1111 to report poaching and arson. According to the International Game and Fish Association, the world record flathead catfish weighed 123 lbs. Comments; Information; slhamm Gawd thats a big fish!! Caught on Zebco 33 reel 12 lbs line. Target wind blown flats for catfish. ,r ,J w. KANSAS. The flathead catfish is also known as the yellow cat, mud cat, Johnnie cat, The flathead catfish grows to a length of 155 cm (61 in) and may weigh up to 56 kg (123 lb), making it the second-largest North American catfish (after the The native range of the flathead catfish includes a broad area west of the The flathead catfish prefers live prey. Caught a 50lb flathead out of a little residential lake in kansas city several years ago. Southeast Events. From Wikipedia: The flathead catfish grows to a length of 155 cm (61 in) and may weigh up to 56 kg (123 lb), making it the second-largest North American catfish (after the blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus). Discover Nature School Events. Eagle Days. Compared to other popular game fish species such as bass, crappie or bream, flathead catfish are enormous. A year after her husband caught a record fish, she reeled one in, too. Northwest Events. A Kansas City fisherman broke a state record with a flathead catfish he caught on Sept. 19 that weighed 100 pounds and was 57 inches long. Hagen wasn’t thinking about state records, but a friend was, and checked. The fish must be caught on rod or pole using hook and line. It is hoped that the fish will be on display in coming weeks. Blue catfish are typically caught on fresh cut bait. Northeast Events. In fact, you can find this species in just about any body of water you choose to fish within this state. Examination of the World Record Flathead Catfish Captured from Elk City Reservoir, Kansas, in May, 1998. On the same day that McConkey caught his record flathead, another angler entered in a rod-and-reel catfish tournament caught a 99-pound blue catfish upstream of Kansas City, said Jake Allman, MDC fisheries management biologist. The Kansas Angler Online and Swim Tail Lures: State Record Flathead Catfish Caught at El Reno Lake Ron Cantrell of El Reno, pulled in a 72-pound, 8-ounce flathead catfish from El Reno Lake. Elk City Reservoir Kansas. "Our rod & reel state record for flathead catfish has stood for … Ozark Events. 11 For channel and blue catfish, anglers can have only 10 of a single species or in combination; five for flathead catfish. 785.743.8325. t' Halfway between Kansas City and Denver Exits 127 & 128 on 1-70 and Highway 283 v.WaKeeney.org. Log in or Sign up. Caught by Kem Paulin . Apr 3, 2012 - This Pin was discovered by Matt Bredfeldt. As the second largest catfish species in North America, the flathead is an extremely popular freshwater game fish and is naturally distributed throughout the United States and northern Mexico, with introductions occurring throughout the world.Flathead catfish prefer to inhabit … 283 v.WaKeeney.org something you ’ d normally see in the Tennessee - Waterway. 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