Pending TN State Record Blue Cat Caught

Current Tennessee state record holder, Micka Burkhart, caught another monster blue catfish noon on June 28, 2023 on the Cumberland River in Stewart County on a white bass head and 40-pound test line. The 122.3 pound blue cat will be a new Tennessee record pending verification and certification.
Official measurements:
  • 122.3 pounds
  • 57 1/2 inches long
  • 42 1/4-inch girth
Some of you may remember Micka Burkhart as he set the state record for blue catfish in September of 2022, weighing 118.7 pounds. Burkhart successfully released this pending record back into the Cumberland River for those wondering after it was weighed and verified. 
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