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Blue Catfish

BLUE CATFISH

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.

Updated: 1/23/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>20”) (>30”) (>35”) (lbs.)   (>20”)
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 1.25 0.00 0.00 5.58 P 0.88
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 0.33 0.00 0.00 4.21 P 0.33
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 0.33 0.00 0.00 3.88 P 0.61
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.32 P 0.00
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.56 P 0.06
Updated: 1/23/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>20”) (>30”) (>35”) (lbs.)   (>20”)
WOLF CREEK 2.19 0.31 0.25 27.34 G 2.36
MILFORD 1.05 0.00 0.00 10.63 G 1.53
EL DORADO 0.67 0.00 0.00 10.03 F 1.07
WILSON 0.43 0.00 0.00 8.45 F 0.36
CHENEY 0.33 0.00 0.00 4.52 F 0.11
TUTTLE CREEK 0.25 0.00 0.00 3.56 F 0.12
MELVERN 0.13 0.13 0.00 21.02 F 0.19
LOVEWELL 0.12 0.00 0.00 3.41 P 0.23
GLEN ELDER 0.08 0.00 0.00 5.99 P 0.03
LACYGNE 0.06 0.06 0.06 41.24 F 0.22
PERRY 0.05 0.00 0.00 3.29 F 0.07
CLINTON 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.23 P 0.04
JOHN REDMOND 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 P 0.00