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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: 2/21/14
Waterbody Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish (Weight in Pounds) Biologist's Rating Three Year Moving Average of Density Rating
  (>20”) (>30”) (>35”) (lbs.)   (>20”)
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 0.83 0.00 0.00 4.19 F 0.61
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 0.67 0.00 0.00 5.58 F 0.33
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 0.50 0.00 0.00 3.95 P 0.42
PLEASANTON - EAST LAKE 0.17 0.00 0.00 4.17 F 0.17
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.15 P 0.08
Updated: 2/12/14
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 year average
  (>20”) (>30”) (>35”) (lbs.)   (>20”)
WOLF CREEK RESERVOIR 2.30 0.40 0.10 27.56 G 1.97
MILFORD RESERVOIR 1.40 0.30 0.05 34.17 G 1.53
EL DORADO RESERVOIR 0.73 0.00 0.00 10.34 F 1.22
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR 0.50 0.00 0.00 3.47 P 0.19
WILSON RESERVOIR 0.33 0.00 0.00 9.58 P 0.26
LACYGNE RESERVOIR 0.17 0.00 0.00 3.72 G 0.26
POMONA RESERVOIR 0.17 0.00 0.00 3.86 F 0.17
CLINTON RESERVOIR 0.13 0.00 0.00 3.40 P 0.04
MELVERN RESERVOIR 0.13 0.13 0.06 21.61 F 0.22
CHENEY RESERVOIR 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.89 P 0.00
GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.16 P 0.00
PERRY RESERVOIR 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.32 F 0.05
TUTTLE CREEK RESERVOIR 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.60 P 0.05