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Susquehanna River, Questions & Comments => Susquehanna River Catfish => Topic started by: Phil Sweeney on January 14, 2021, 07:36:34 AM

Title: New Record
Post by: Phil Sweeney on January 14, 2021, 07:36:34 AM
https://www.pennlive.com/life/2021/01/new-top-river-monster-pulled-from-susquehanna-river.html (https://www.pennlive.com/life/2021/01/new-top-river-monster-pulled-from-susquehanna-river.html)
Title: Re: New Record
Post by: Pawatch on January 14, 2021, 09:08:02 AM
Couldn't even imagine catching something that big. From what I understand the fish was caught in Maryland but on the Susquehanna.

Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: New Record
Post by: icemole on January 14, 2021, 09:23:10 AM
 A few "minor" errors in the article....The state record was held by a Flathead caught out of Blue Marsh Lake spillway for the longest time. It was beat this year briefly by the one out of the Susky which was shortly beat by the Schuylkill fish...LOL.

 And they were originally unintentionally stocked by the Pa Fish Commission.... seems some got mixed in with channel cat shipments back in the 90's.
Title: Re: New Record
Post by: zelmo on January 15, 2021, 10:03:10 AM
A few "minor" errors in the article....The state record was held by a Flathead caught out of Blue Marsh Lake spillway for the longest time. It was beat this year briefly by the one out of the Susky which was shortly beat by the Schuylkill fish...LOL.

 And they were originally unintentionally stocked by the Pa Fish Commission.... seems some got mixed in with channel cat shipments back in the 90's.

The fish in the article was a state record for Maryland.  It was caught in the Susquehanna near the Lapidum ramp which is below the dam.
Title: Re: New Record
Post by: DRY on January 15, 2021, 10:25:15 AM
That thing is an eating machine...how many young walleye and smallmouth do you think these things eat...my guess is quite a few.

Bill
Title: Re: New Record
Post by: zelmo on January 15, 2021, 10:46:57 AM
That thing is an eating machine...how many young walleye and smallmouth do you think these things eat...my guess is quite a few.

Bill

I know that in some states you are supposed to kill them if you catch one.  Do you know if that is true in PA?
Title: Re: New Record
Post by: Phil Sweeney on January 15, 2021, 11:35:34 AM
I know that in some states you are supposed to kill them if you catch one.  Do you know if that is true in PA?
My understanding is the PFC initially asked anglers to kill all that are caught. But eventually figured that would not solve the problem. I am inclined to think we should kill them. I started to think that way this summer. It may be an effort in futility. But maybe we can control the herd.