Saturday, June 13, 2009

Chris Rolph's 96lbs. Bluecat, Caught In The Ohio River!

Thu Jun 11, 6:15 PM ET
This photo provided by Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Chris Rolph poses with his catch of blue catfish, weighing 96 lbs. in the Ohio River near downtown Cincinnati on June 11, 2009 . Rolph's catch is 54.5 inches in length with a 36 inch girth. His catch is awaiting certification as the new state record blue catfish pending review by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee. It will replace the first ever state record blue catfish certified in 2008 of 57 pounds 3.2 ounces.(AP Photo/Ohio Department of Natural Resources)
I would just like to share this with ya'll. What a great catch! Kudos to Chris Rolph! It looks like he caught it on a rod and reel too. All I can say is "WOW". I am so excited for him! Congrats Chris!
Happy Fishing!


  1. Your wow! and add to that an Idaho wow! That is some fish. I wonder how long it took to land that big guy?

  2. Probably won't be very cheap to have that thing mounted!

  3. Think of all the catfish fritters. Tasty.

  4. I can't even imagine what the fight would be like on a cat like that. The best I've ever had was a 15-20 pound channel cat, and that thing was a bear to bring in!

  5. What an amazing catch, that thing looks like it could eat you for breakfast!

    Hope you're doing okay - we've missed hearing from you for a while now ;0)

    Best wishes -x-

  6. That is a true monster, I have got some 10 -15 lbers in the Ohio river near Pittsburgh and they fought like crazy. A 96 lber would be crazy.