Neumann's Blog Blue Cats—Where to Look for a 150 Dr. Rob Neumann August 12th, 2011 | More From Dr. Rob Neumann Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+It’s an amazing statistic indeed that the world record for blue catfish has been broken 7 times since 1991. The latest, still being confirmed as a world record, is a 143-pounder caught from Kerr reservoir in Virginia. It hadn’t been a year since the previous world record 130-pounder gulped up a chunk of Asian carp in the lower Missouri River near St. Louis. That fish surpassed a 124-pound brute caught on the Mississippi River near Alton, Illinois, in 2005. Prior to that, Lake Texoma was it, giving up the 121.5-pounder caught by Cody Mullennix. Reports of remarkable fish have come in from rivers and reservoirs from Virginia to California, the big rivers in the Heartland producing perhaps the most consistent legacy of giant fish, although waters like Santee-Cooper, Texoma, the Tennessee River, James River, and Southern California reservoirs, among others, put up points on a fairly regular basis. A big reason for the surge in catches of giant blue catfish has to be that anglers are better understanding the nature of blue catfish and are getting better at targeting big fish. More anglers are fishing for trophy catfish, too, and they’re better equipped. Yet some waters still remain relatively untapped for giant blue catfish. When the topic of the next world record comes up, the lower Mississippi and Missouri rivers are always key players in the conversation. Catfish pros Phil King and John Jamison weigh in on this subject in the October-November issue of In-Fisherman magazine. What water would you pick for the best chance at a 150? Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from In-Fisherman Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Even More neumanns-blog Show More Get the In-Fisherman Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Best Fishing Times: Solunar CalendarRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services WAIT!DON'T MISS A SINGLE ISSUE! Get 8 issues for the low price of just $8! Subscribe!