BLUE CATFISH

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The blue catfish looks much like the channel cat, except the blue has a humped back, an anal fin with 30 or more rays, and grows bigger. Blues are native to several rivers in northeastern Kansas including the Kansas and Missouri. Blues are seldom caught on the concoctions used for channel cats, preferring cut or live bait. The largest blue cat on record weighed 109 pounds, 4 ounces. The Kansas record weighed 102.8 pounds.

Fishing Forecast Information

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Lakes

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>20”) (>30”) (>35”) (LBS.)   (>20”)
TUTTLE CREEK RIVER POND 2.08 1.04 0.00 16.09 G 2.08

Reservoirs

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>20”) (>30”) (>35”) (LBS.)   (>20”)
TUTTLE CREEK 125.52 23.96 3.65 24.47 G 63.16
EL DORADO 90.00 0.00 0.00 10.93 G 30.67
ELK CITY 63.33 4.17 0.00 17.85 G 21.64
LOVEWELL 63.07 40.91 8.52 28.81 G 21.68
WOLF CREEK 29.17 4.17 0.83 30.00 G 10.95
MILFORD 27.08 1.04 0.00 28.66 G 15.14
CHENEY 17.50 15.50 6.50 34.17 F 8.77
GLEN ELDER 14.84 3.39 1.56 27.89 F 5.00
JOHN REDMOND 14.71 0.74 0.74 22.05 F 5.14
CLINTON 4.17 2.08 0.42 25.35 G 1.72
MELVERN 4.17 1.04 0.00 24.03 G 1.49
Stocking Records Information
Blue Catfish Image

The blue catfish looks much like the channel cat, except the blue has a humped back, a longer anal fin, and grows bigger. Blues are native to several rivers in northeastern Kansas including the Kansas and Missouri. Blues are seldom caught on the concoctions used for channel cats, preferring cut or live bait. The largest blue cat on record weighed 143 pounds. The Kansas record weighed 102.8 pounds.

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked Size
LaCygne Reservoir RESV 9/22/2020 2449 INTERMEDIATES
Pomona Reservoir RESV 9/23/2020 3934 FINGERLINGS