A West Virginia state record blue catfish was caught recently from the Ohio River, according to Robert A. Fala, Director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
The record blue catfish was caught by Mark Blauvelt of New Lebanon, Ohio. Blauvelt caught the 44.88-inch, 59.74-pound fish from the Ohio River May 14, 2016, using cut bait.
Blauvelt’s catch establishes a new West Virginia record for weight. The blue catfish length record of 47.75 inches held by Austin Hoffman since 2014 still stands.
For more information, visit www.wvdnr.gov.
source: West Virginia Division of Natural Resources