Giant Flathead Catfish Breaks Hartwell Record

GON Staff | April 22, 2010

The lake-record for flathead catfish on Lake Hartwell was set at a mark that’s going to be tough to top. On April 10, 2010, Darrin Sealey caught a flathead that pulled certified scales to 66 pounds.

The Georgia state record for flathead is a tie between two Altamaha River cats that weighed 83 pounds. (Most certified scales that can handle fish of these sizes are agricultural scales that weigh to the nearest pound, so most weights are at even pounds). While Darrin’s Hartwell flathead may seem like a long way from the state-record size, it’s one of the biggest reservoir flatheads ever caught in Georgia.

For a feature article on catching flathead catfish at Lake Hartwell, click here. 

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