61-Pound Blue Catfish Sets West Point Record
A huge catfish set a new lake record on West Point Lake, setting the mark for blue catfish on the Chattahoochee River reservoir as a tough record to break. Jerrimie Tolbert boated a West Point blue cat on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 that had a certified weight of 61 pounds.
Jerrimie was fishing with Shane Stanford and David Gosdin out of Jerrimie’s pontoon boat. He said the West Point lake records were already on his mind because he knew he had released a channel catfish that would have set a new mark—but he wasn’t expecting to break the blue catfish record. The big blue hit that Saturday morning at around 1 a.m. They were fishing with cut shad at the mouth of Brush Creek campground, which is up the Chattahoochee River toward Franklin.
Jerrimie’s 61-pounder tops the previous West Point lake record for blue catfish, which was a 54-pounder caught on April 18, 2021 by T.R. Clark as he fished from a kayak. Here’s the story about T.R.’s exciting catch.
West Point Lake Record Fish
|Largemouth Bass||14-lbs., 2-ozs.||Richard Little||04/15/1988|
|Spotted Bass||6-lbs., 9-ozs.||Wendell Young||02/07/1990|
|White Crappie||3-lbs., 14-ozs.||Willie Arnold||02/15/1989|
|Black Crappie||3-lbs., 6-ozs.||Edward Cagle||03/14/1996|
|Hybrid Bass||14-lbs., 12.75-ozs.||Dustin Pate||03/13/2009|
|Shoal Bass||3-lbs., 7-ozs.||Danny Swafford||08/02/1997|
|Blue Catfish||61-lbs.||Jerrimie Tolbert||10/22/2022|
|Flathead Catfish||48-lbs.||Mike Felter||08/22/2020|
|Yellow Perch||1-lb., 2.4-ozs.||Toney Booker||11/18/2017|
|Channel Catfish||16-lbs., 7.5-ozs.||Owen Knabe||4/22/2018|
|Striped Bass||36-lbs., 2.72-ozs.||Mike Bradford||03/08/2019|
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