61-Pound Blue Catfish Sets West Point Record

GON Staff | November 1, 2022


Pictured with the 61-lb. West Point record blue catfish are Shane Stanford (left), Jerrimie Tolbert (center) and David Gosdin.

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.

Jerrimie Tolbert holds his 61-lb. West Point blue catfish caught on Oct. 22, 2022.

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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