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2009-08-20 20:30:10

A Georgia man said he reeled in a 103-pound flathead catfish from the Ocmulgee River, where the species of fish is non-native. Tom Head, 76, said the fish he caught near Warner Robins this week measured more than 57 inches long and was more than 41 inches in girth, WSBTV, Atlanta, reported Thursday. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division said Head's fish was larger than the current state record by 20 pounds, but is not eligible because the angler was using a...

2008-08-28 00:00:22

By The Associated Press CARLYLE, Ill.

2008-06-16 00:00:10

By Bob Frye Rob Walters is not a native Pittsburgher, nor is he old enough to have known Pittsburgh during its industrial heyday, when the mills blackened the skies and turned the rivers orange. But, he's heard the stories.


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2009-01-13 18:49:56

The Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) is a species of catfish found in North America. They are primarily distributed in the Mississippi River drainage area including the Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Arkansas rivers. They have been introduced to a number of other reservoirs, rivers and lakes. They now occur in the Santee Cooper lakes of Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie in South Carolina and the James River in Virginia also in Powerton Lake in Pekin Illinois. The Blue Catfish is an...

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2005-06-14 09:11:36

Among anglers, the channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) is North America's most popular catfish species. Approximately 8 million anglers in the USA target channel catfish at least some of the time. A member of the Ictalurus genus of American catfishes, channel catfish have a maximum recorded size of approximately 40-50 pounds (18-23kg). The world record channel catfish weighed 58 pounds and was caught in 1964 in the Santee-Cooper Reservoir, South Carolina. Realistically, a channel...

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2005-06-09 12:34:48

The Flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivaris), also known as yellow cat, opelousas, mud cat and shovelhead cat, are large North American freshwater catfish. Ranging from the lower Great Lakes region to northern Mexico, they have been widely introduced and are an invasive species in some areas. Their native range includes a broad area west of the Appalachian Mountains encompassing large rivers of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio basins. The range extends as far north as North Dakota, as far...

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