New state record Kansas catfish

According to Marc Murrell, an outdoor writer for, a new state record catfish was caught in Kansas in late May.

A blue catfish that weighed 90 pounds was caught by Earl. D. Eastburn of Potter, Kan. in the Missouri River.

Eastburn was fishing with a throwline with live goldfish when the monster inhaled the goldfish.

The catfish was 56.5 inches long and had a girth of nearly three feet.

As a matter of interest, more than half of Kansas's 35 fish record have been set in the months of May and June.


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