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State record blue catfish caught
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A state record blue catfish was caught recently from the Ohio River, according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
The record blue catfish was caught by Austin Hoffman of Milton, West Virginia. Hoffman caught the 47.75-inch, 52.95-pound fish using cut bait from the Ohio River below R.C. Byrd Dam April 26, 2014.
Hoffman's catch establishes a new West Virginia record for length and weight. The previous record was a 43.9-inch, 44.5-pound blue catfish caught by Mark A. Foster.Anglers who believe that they have caught a state record fish should check the record listing in the 2014 Fishing Regulations brochure. The brochure also outlines the procedure to follow for reporting their catch. This information is also available online at www.wvdnr.gov.