Catfish, blue (Ictalurus furcatus)

(Lesueur, 1840); ICTALURIDAE FAMILY; also known as bagre azul
This native species of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio River basin systems frequents deep areas of large rivers, swift chutes, and pools with swift currents. It is confined to the major rivers of the aforementioned systems, extending north into South Dakota and southern Minnesota, and south into Mexico and northern Guatemala. It has been introduced into Virginia.
This is the largest catfish of the family Ictaluridae, reported to grow to 120 lb (54 kg). The only larger catfish is the wels (Silurus glanis), a member of the Silur... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
64.86 kg (143 lb 0 oz)
Kerr Lake, Buggs Island, Virginia, USA
18-Jun-2011
 

All-Tackle (Length) World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
122.0 cm
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee, USA
22-Mar-2011
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
16.60 kg (36 lb 9 oz)
James River, Virginia, USA
27-Dec-2000
M-02 kg (4 lb)
24.04 kg (53 lb 0 oz)
James River, Virginia, USA
10-Feb-2010
M-03 kg (6 lb)
29.03 kg (64 lb 0 oz)
James River, Virginia, USA
05-Jan-2008
M-04 kg (8 lb)
49.78 kg (109 lb 12 oz)
Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, USA
31-Mar-2005
M-06 kg (12 lb)
45.81 kg (101 lb 0 oz)
San Vicente Reservoir, California, USA
12-Mar-2000
M-08 kg (16 lb)
52.95 kg (116 lb 12 oz)
Mississippi River, Arkansas, USA
03-Aug-2001
M-10 kg (20 lb)
55.11 kg (121 lb 8 oz)
Lake Texoma, Texas, USA
16-Jan-2004
M-15 kg (30 lb)
50.34 kg (111 lb 0 oz)
Wheeler Res., Tennessee River, Alabama, USA
05-Jul-1996
M-24 kg (50 lb)
64.86 kg (143 lb 0 oz)
Kerr Lake, Buggs Island, Virginia, USA
18-Jun-2011
M-37 kg (80 lb)
37.65 kg (83 lb 0 oz)
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee, USA
15-Mar-2012
M-60 kg (130 lb)
38.10 kg (84 lb 0 oz)
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee, USA
18-Mar-2007
W-01 kg (2 lb)
1.64 kg (3 lb 10 oz)
Mattaponi River, Walkerton, Virginia, USA
24-Jul-2019
W-02 kg (4 lb)
3.69 kg (8 lb 2 oz)
Lake Seminole, Florida, USA
23-Nov-2018
W-03 kg (6 lb)
4.42 kg (9 lb 12 oz)
Lake Seminole, Florida, USA
18-Aug-2017
W-04 kg (8 lb)
5.39 kg (11 lb 14 oz)
Lake Seminole, Florida, USA
18-Aug-2017
W-06 kg (12 lb)
7.94 kg (17 lb 8 oz)
Lake Seminole, Florida, USA
22-Nov-2018
W-08 kg (16 lb)
5.73 kg (12 lb 10 oz)
Apalachicola River, Florida, USA
24-Nov-2018
W-10 kg (20 lb)
9.75 kg (21 lb 8 oz)
Lake Marion, South Carolina, USA
11-Aug-2016
W-15 kg (30 lb)
8.36 kg (18 lb 7 oz)
Lake Marion, South Carolina, USA
11-Aug-2016
W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
4.65 kg (10 lb 4 oz)
Escambia River, Florida, USA
09-May-2018
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
11.59 kg (25 lb 9 oz)
Conecuh River, Alabama, USA
28-Apr-2017
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
30.57 kg (67 lb 6 oz)
Pavilion Lake, Alabama, USA
02-Nov-2003
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
8.25 kg (18 lb 3 oz)
Escambia River, Florida, USA
06-May-2017
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
11.91 kg (26 lb 4 oz)
Escambia River, Florida, USA
09-May-2018
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
19.05 kg (42 lb 0 oz)
Cape Fear River, North Carolina, USA
11-Jul-1997
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
15.71 kg (34 lb 10 oz)
Conecuh River, Alabama, USA
31-Aug-2016
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
14.27 kg (31 lb 7 oz)
Pavilion Lake, Alabama, USA
13-Oct-2000
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
18.06 kg (39 lb 13 oz)
Lake Marion, South Carolina, USA
22-Jul-2005
F-Smallfry
13.31 kg (29 lb 5 oz)
Lake Marion, South Carolina, USA
03-May-2003
M-Junior
53.30 kg (117 lb 8 oz)
Lake Gaston, North Carolina, USA
11-Jun-2016
M-Smallfry
24.75 kg (54 lb 9 oz)
Lake Tawakoni, Texas, USA
29-Jan-2017