Recently a massive 79 pound (35.8 kg) blue catfish was caught by Jayson Zerda of Unadilla, New York, setting a new Maryland state record. This amazing catch beat the old state record by more than ten pounds!
The fish was 49.5 inches long with a girth of 38 inches.
As impressive as Mr. Zerdas record catfish looks, its not even remotely close to the current world record blue catfish – just have a look at this!
Caught by Tim Pruitt, this world record blue catfish weighed 124 pounds (56.2 kg) and was caught on May 22 2005 near Alton, Illinois in the Mississippi River.
The fish measured a staggering 58 inches in length and was 44 inches around! Just last month an even larger blue cat was caught, weighing 130 pounds. It is currently under review by the IGFA and may take the world record title from Tim Pruitt.
Caught by Greg Bernal, of Florissant, Missouri – July 20 2010.
We’ve given China a hard time here in the past. The levels of pollution in many lakes and rivers is staggering. Not all of China is polluted of course, here are some places in china I’m sure we’d all love to fish.
Heres a fish I had never seen or heard of until two years ago when a co-worker introduced them to me. He and his dad fished for them when he was younger. After he showed me a few photos and I was amazed. The paddlefish is a very unique freshwater fish. Their skeletons are primarily composed of cartilage much like a shark, and they can esialy be identified by their huge rounded bill.
Chinese paddlefish caught in the Yangtze River can grow up to 9 feet long and weigh over 600 pounds. Both the American and Chinese paddlefish eat zooplankton which they filter through their huge mouth and gills.
Fishermen generally catch these fish by snagging them with heavy equipment and large hooks.
The world record American paddlefish was caught in Kansas by Clinton Boldridge on Carp bait May 5 2004, and weighed 144 pounds. It was 75 inches long with a 45 1/4 inch girth.
That’s right! If you’re a die-hard carp fisherman you probably have dreams of epic fishing destinations in Europe for massive carp. But did you know that Hungary is home to 3 of the 4 European world records for carp? It’s true. In fact it’s one of the few places where [...]
This weekend is Father’s Day and to celebrate we’re running a photo contest where you could win a FREE t-shirt and six sticker set worth $33. Just follow the rules below for your chance to win! Follow @WEFISHINMANE on Instagram and/or Twitter. Spend a day fishing with your father (or [...]
It feels like time is passing faster and faster as I get older. So I have no doubt it won’t be long before I’m looking back on ten full years of Fishing Fury. Of course looking back it’s easy to see we’ve accomplished a great many things in our time, [...]
Today we’re serving up three fresh fishing reviews and we’ve got plenty more on the way. I’m really hoping to knockout a backlog of these before bass season opens! If you’re looking for fishing reports and shorter updates be sure to check out our forums for more great content. Where [...]
Father’s day is fast approaching and you can now save 25% off of our fish inspired phone cases (use code: SHIRTCSMGTIE after adding items to your cart). You can also save on items such as shirts and mugs. Check out our Fishing Fury Zazzle shop before June 3rd to take [...]
Paul Mugo, owner of the Kenya Tyeing Flies Company, has sent me yet another amazing collection of his handmade flies. If you haven’t seen his work before you should definitely check out the two previous galleries of his fantastic flies. I will be putting these flies to the test next [...]
Introducing Cryptoid Lure Co, the official brand of lures manufactured by the Kokemachine from the web based info-comedy 4EEL FISHING. With colors inspired by various characters of the paranormal ilk, the Kokemachine has aspired to make some of the most tripped out and hilarious spoons that will ever land you [...]