Read all about it....
the year 2012
2nd Maryland State Record in
River Cat'n Guide Service's boat
Captain Josh Fitchett River Cat'n Guide Service helps client Ed Jones catch his 84-pound blue catfish for Maryland State Record
August 13, 2012
Captain Josh helps
brake the Maryland state record for blue catfish,
with the second Maryland State record breaking
cat in his boat, the first record
breaker was in 2006. The August 13th catch
was made while on a guided trip
for Matt Jones, Matt's dad Ed
Jones, and Matt’s buddy Thomas Stevens. Catching the 84.28-pound blue cat on the tidal Potomac River near Fort Washington. The DNR also measured the monster cat at 52" long and a 37" Girth. Gizzard shad was the bait on an 10/0 Demon Mustad Circle. Other tackle included a Berkley rod with a Shimano Tekota reel spooled with 50-pound test Cajun Red monofilament
line,a 24-inch, 100-pound leader and a 14 oz inline sinker
that snagged the record-breaking fish.
The monster cat was tagged by DNR for tracking purposes and successfully released live & well.
The previous Maryland blue catfish record was an 80-pound, 12-ounce fish caught in February by Shawn Wetzel of Orrtanna, Pa., near where Jones caught his record fish. . Blue catfish were first
documented in the tidal Potomac in the mid 1990s, and have increased in
numbers and size since that time.