Here kitty, kitty - new Utah state record channel catfish

Fishing Utah by Brett Prettyman
First Published Apr 29 2013 03:01 pm
Last Updated Apr 30 2013 11:29 am

Catfish tend to get little respect here in Utah. Personally, some of my earliest memories of fishing involve whiskerfish at Utah Lake and later some big cats on the Bear River. Maybe the state's new catch and release record will earn catfish some respect, but I doubt it.

In mid-April John Konzelman landed a 36-inch channel catfish at Cutler Reservoir. His catch beat the existing record by 2 inches.

For comparison's sake, the Utah caught-and-kept record was 39 3/4 inches long and weighed 32 pounds and 8 ounces.

Now that's a big kitty.

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