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Big Blue Catfish In Ohio Reservoirs

Catfish angling has grown in popularity over the last decade and, in particular, so has the interest in trophy catfish. Blue catfish (hereafter, blues) are a species of catfish native to the Ohio River drainage. Blues can grow to a very large size in the right situation. The Ohio state record is a 96-pound blue caught in the Ohio River in 2009. The world-record blue was caught in Kerr Reservoir, Va., in 2011 and weighed a whopping 143 pounds! The Division of Wildlife initiated a study in 2009 to assess the success of stocked blue catfish in two reservoirs. This study was specifically intended to determine if blue catfish will remain in these...
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Annual Fishing License - $19.00
Annual Senior Fishing License - $10.00
One-Day Fishing License - $11.00

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Annual Fishing License - $40.00
3-Day Fishing License - $10.00
One-Day Fishing License - $11.00

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A fishing license is required to take fish, frogs, or turtles from Ohio waters. Anglers must have their license in their possession while fishing and must show the license to anyone on request.

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