A 13-year-old junior angler may have caught a record-setting blue catfish, according to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials.
The 67.1-pounder was landed by Brayden Rogers of Cisco, Texas out of Lake Tawakoni in North Texas. The youngster may have set a junior state record, plus, he donated the monster fish to Texas Parks to be displayed in its live tank at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, Texas.
This 67-pound catfish caught in Lake Tawakoni is the new pending junior state record and will be kept on display in our live tank at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens! via @Fox4 https://t.co/dRMKPAhDLV#TexasFishing #CatfishFishing— TPWD Fishing (@TPWDfish) March 18, 2019
Brayden Rogers had been fishing Lake Tawakoni with Michael and Teri Littlejohn’s Tawakoni Guide Service and the blue catfish was kept alive and certified shortly after at a local bait and tackle shop.
Congratulations to young Brayden!
Here in Tennessee, the rod-and-reel sportfishing record for blue catfish is 112 pounds out of Lock C, Cumberland River by Robert E. Lewis in June 1998.