Blue Catfish: Father’s Day Record
Angler: Nick Anderson
Where: Buggs Island, Virginia
When: June 18, 2011
Weight: 143 Pounds
Previous Record: Greg Bernal, 130 pounds
Why it’s Interesting: Nick Anderson gave his father the best Father’s Day present he could ask for, the catfish trip of a lifetime. The Anderson’s are no strangers to big blue cats, routinely catching fish close to 100 pounds. But this fish was one for the ages. Besting the previous world record by more than 13 pounds, this blue cat set the catfishing world on fire. Buggs Island, Virginia is notorious for monster catfish, and has produced previous blue catfish to 109 pounds.