# Blue catfish
West Virginia angler smashes state record With 61-Pound blue catfish
On Friday, April 8, West Virginia angler Cody Carver landed a 61-plus-inch blue catfish in West Virginia’s Kanawha River that bests the current state-record fish by 2 pounds. The record fish weighed 61.28 pounds and eclipsed the previous state record of 59.74 pounds held by Mark Blauvelt.
Angler smashes 25-year-old Mississippi state record with 131-pound blue catfish from the Mississippi river
On Thursday, April 7, angler Eugene Cronley landed a 131-pound blue catfish in the Mississippi River near Natchez in Southwest Mississippi that bests the current state record of 101 pounds. The fish shattered the previous record of blue catfish of 101 lbs. caught by the team of Freddie Parker and Brad Smith in 1997.
How to Catch Blue Catfish from Shore | Rivers & Lakes
How to Catch Blue Catfish from Shore | Rivers & Lakes. How to catch blue catfish from shore. You can easily catch blue catfish from shore by using fresh bait, the right tackle, and choosing the correct spot. Many believe it is challenging to catch blue catfish from shore, but this is not the case.