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Sherman Oaks, Calif., June 6, 2013 – Monster blues, oversized flatheads, lunker channels – they’re all out there waiting for you in the lakes and rivers on Fishhound’s “50 Best” list for catfish. Fishhound.com, one of the fastest growing membership-based websites and leading provider of real-time fishing reports, compiled its list with help from industry experts, outdoor writers, Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail, Operation Catfish, Rippin’ Lips and other authorities on the species.

“Catfish are among the most popular game fish targeted by U.S. anglers, and they inhabit countless bodies of water across the nation,” noted Rick Patri, Fishhound’s vice president, operations. “Our goal was to narrow things down to a list of the 50 top locations – lakes and rivers that offer anglers plenty of action and a shot at some trophy size, maybe even record-breaking cats.”

The current blue catfish IGFA all-tackle record stands at 143 lbs. – a fish caught at Virginia’s Kerr Reservoir in June 2011. The official all-tackle record for flathead catfish is 123 lbs. (May 1998, Elk City Reservoir, Kansas), while the channel cat all-tackle record is 58 lbs. (July 1964, Santee-Cooper Reservoir, South Carolina).

Below are the 50 lakes and rivers that made Fishhound’s “50 Best” list for catfish.

Top 50 Best U.S. Lakes and Rivers for Catfish Did your water make the cut?
 

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potomac river needs to be on this top 50 list
agreed, unbelievable blue catfishing! closer to home Skyukill would have to be right there with it hard to beat for number and average size flats with some super sized channels also but is missing is the super size flats of the south but with PA state record at 48lbs and fish in the low and mid 40s caught on a semi regular basis.
 
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