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Question about Lake Records #13850597 01/18/21 12:30 PM
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So I was looking up the Juvenile lake record blue cat when I was out with my grand daughter on Saturday. While I was scrolling through my phone, I saw that the current lake record for my lake (Lavon) was 48 pounds. Respectable fish especially for a juvenile. While I was there I saw the record for channel cat was 2.51 pounds. I was stunned at that because my grandson recently caught two channels that were 5.5 and 6.5 pounds and another grandson caught one that was 7 pounds.

1. the 7 pounder was caught by my oldest grandson (15) and the other two were by my 4 year old grandson.
2. what is the age limit for juvenile?
3. how do you get the weight certified and get their name in the record books. I think they would really like that.
4. what evidence do I need that THEY caught it and I didn't just catch it and say they did?


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Re: Question about Lake Records [Re: Catfish Tim] #13850795 01/18/21 03:37 PM
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https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/programs/fishrecords/rules/

This link should explain everything you need to know about the records and awards.


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Re: Question about Lake Records [Re: Catfish Tim] #13850830 01/18/21 03:53 PM
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I've been poking around at TPWD and I saw this. The one issue I see is finding a certified scale. Looks like the closest one to Lavon is either Denison or Pottsboro (Texoma)


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Re: Question about Lake Records [Re: Catfish Tim] #13851493 01/19/21 01:59 AM
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If you intend to try to catch record fish get you a set of scales and when you catch one have them certified.


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Re: Question about Lake Records [Re: Catfish Tim] #13851625 01/19/21 03:55 AM
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If you are serious about learning to document records, get my book, โ€œThe Art of Fishing for Records.โ€ It has all you need to know about documenting waterbody records, state records, and world records. There are hundreds of records lost each year because anglers do not understand how to document the record. Any junior angler can achieve a waterbody record with a little effort.

https://www.amazon.com/Barry-Osborn/e/B07JYRYJSB?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1611027809&sr=8-1

Also look into the Texas elite angler program. It provides a new aspect to your fishing adventures.

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