Catfish, flathead (Pylodictis olivaris )

Record Photo

Catfish, flathead (Pylodictis olivaris)

(Rafinesque, 1818); ICTALURIDAE FAMILY
Native to the large rivers of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio basins from southern North Dakota, south into northern Mexico, and east as far as Lake Erie's southeast coast and the western most tip of the Florida panhandle. It occurs broadly over this entire areaand has now been widely introduced outside its native range.
The flathead catfish is very distinctive in appearance and not easily confused with any other species. It is one of the largest catfish in its family, second in size only to the blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus). It has a squarish,... Read More

 
Record Details
Angler
Ken Paulie
Weight of Fish
55.79 kg (123 lb 0 oz)
Length of Fish
154.94 cm (61.00 in)
Girth of Fish
108.59 cm (43 in)
Location of Catch
Elk City Reservoir, Independence, Kansas, USA
Date of Catch
19-May-1998
Type of Rod
Zebco
Type of Reel
Zebco 33
Type of Line
Trilene
Line Size
14 lb
Method of Catch
Casting
Lure or Bait
Live Minnow
 
Species Location:
Elk City Reservoir, Independence, Kansas, USA

Fishing World Records

Use the search form above to find fishing world records for freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and more. Search for the biggest fish in the International Game Fish Association's database of biggest fish for each species. All fish must be caught per IGFA rules