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|June 2011||Virginia||Kerr / Buggs Island||Nick Andersen||143 pounds|
|March 2014||North Carolina||Kerr Lake||Travis Combs||135 pounds|
|June 2010||Missouri||Missouri River||Greg Bernal||130 pounds|
|June 2005||Illinois||Mississippi River||Tim Pruitt||124 pounds|
|June 2004||Texas||Lake Texoma||Cody Mullenix||121.5 pounds|
Prior to official records being kept, it is reported that 250+ pound blue catfish have been caught from the Mississippi River.
And, allthough not a blue cat... In 2005 Fishermen in Thailand netted what scientists believe is the largest freshwater fish ever recorded. It was a giant Mekong catfish, was 9 feet long and weighed 646 pounds!
Since the giant Mekong catfish is considered a critically endangered species, they tried their best to revive it but were unsuccessful. It was later eaten by local villagers.