World Record Blue Cat
July 29, 2009
Chattanooga - Freshwater Fishing Report
It's been a good year for catfish on the Tennessee River in Southeast Tennessee. We perhaps have not caught the numbers as we've caught in years past, but there have been lots of trophy cats taken.
Last week the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame declared that according to their record books, one of my clients catchs is the biggest blue catfish ever reeled in on 10 lb. test line, and then released. Jerry Uhrine, from Thompson Station, Tenn., now holds the Hall of Fame's 10 lb. Line Class World Record in the Catch & Release category.
His massive blue catfish was 52 inches long and weighed a shade over 75 lbs. on digital scales. You can read more details of the catch here: www.sceniccityfishing.com/record.html
Other species on Chickamauga Lake have been good as well. Lots of white bas and largemouth are being taken on topwater baits during the early morning hours in "the jumps."
Crappie fishermen are faring well, provided they know how to "finesse" small jigs in deep water.
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