The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently confirmed that a new state fishing record has been for white catfish. The species was recognized as a game fish a few years ago, but until now nobody had broken the seven-pound minimum weight to be eligible for state records.
Jacob Vosburgh, 20, of Lexington Park, caught the fish recorded at 8.27 pounds June 1 in the lower Potomac River. The white catfish was 23 inches in length. The record-setting catfish was caught using bloodworms and a Carolina rig.
Veronica Beck of Crabknockers, a seafood market in Leonardtown, certified the fish’s weight.
DNR maintains state records for sport fish in four divisions; Atlantic, Chesapeake, Nontidal, and Invasives.
source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources