Indiana Catfish Association Record Blue Cat Landed
Record Breaking 56 lb Blue Catfish from the Ohio River in Vevay, Indiana
The weather was clear, but the water was dirty for the Indiana Catfish Association’s tournament on the Ohio River at Vevay, Indiana on June 23, 2011. 17 teams competed and 21 catfish totaling over 192 pounds were landed and released. The highlight of the day was the weighing in of a record breaking Blue Catfish that tipped the scale at 56 lbs. that gave the team of George Lemaster and Walter Gibson the Big Fish win for the tournament and tipped them over the top into the number 1 slot in weight with with a 73.6 lb total and 311 tournament points.
The second place team of Tom Bartlett and Brian Smiley landed 40.2 lbs and took 299 points for the day. Third place went to James Halcomb and Chuck Breedlove who took home 296 ponts with a 34.4 lb total catch weight.
Ironwood Pacific, manufacturer of the AnchorLift anchor retreival system is a proud sponsor of the Indiana Catfish Association. The Anchor Lift and Anchorlift Pro are used by many of the competitive catfish anglers on the large rivers of the mid-west. This allows them to quickly and easily retrieve their anchor and move on to the next promising location, saving valuable fishing time and energy. Ironwood Pacific is pleased to support these sportsmen as they exemplify the competitive spirit of the great outdoors and the respect and conservation of our wildlife resources that these catch and release tournaments exemplify.
If you’re interested in joining the fun, or just learning more about catching big catfish, please visit the Indiana Catfish Association site and check out theri resources or the next tournament date. Stop by and check out the action if you are close enough, or look for a catfish angling club in your area. They’ll be glad to see you.