Wildlife Commission Reports Two State Catfish Records
Last updated 8/9/2021 at 2:11pm
Officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission just certified two catfish state records that were broken within one week of each other in July. Rocky Baker, of Four Oaks, broke the blue catfish record on July 10, and Taner Rudolph, of Hubert, broke the channel catfish record on July 17.
Baker caught his 127-pound, 1-ounce blue catfish on the Roanoke River with gizzard shad. The fish measured 60 inches long and 40 and 1/4 inches in girth.
He used a Mad Cat rod and Penn Squall reel. His fish was weighed on scales at the EZ Bait & Tackle in Goldsboro.
Rudolph, who broke a reco...