Pending Record Catfish Caught in Tennessee

Pending Record Catfish Caught in Tennessee

Micka Burkhart caught a monster blue catfish that will likely be the new Tennessee state record catfish on Saturday Sep. 24, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. on the Cumberland River in Stewart County, Tennessee on a skipjack and a 30-pound test line!

The 118-pound, 7-ounce blue cat will be a new Tennessee record pending verification and certification.

Official measurements:

  • Weight: 118 pounds, 7 ounces
  • Length: 54 inches long
  • Girth: 41-inch girth

For all who are wondering, Burkhart successfully released this pending record back into the Cumberland River.

Here’s what he posted on his Facebook page:

“Well it was a day to say the least,” Burkhart said. “I’d like to give a huge shout out to #MADKATZ , Bryan Ladd and Brandon Ladd ,Doyle and Pam Hinson Scarborough and Bone Town  planer boards and everyone else that help me out today with this 118.7-pound blue cat that is right now the unofficial new state record.

“Going to have to wait for all the papers to be processed. I am truly blessed to have family and friends that stopped everything to help with this fish. Thank you all.”

Check out the pics of this massive fish!

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