26-pound channel catfish is new N.C state record
Barely a week after North Carolina’s blue catfish state record was broken, the state has another new catfish record. Taner Rudolph caught the state’s new channel catfish record, a 26-pound fish that he weighed in at E-Z Bait and Tackle in Goldsboro. NCWRC fisheries biologist Ben Ricks was on hand to certify the catch as the new channel cat state record.
Rudolph caught the big channel cat on July 18, 2021. The previous record was caught in September 2020 by John Stone. That fish weighed 23 pounds, 5 ounces. Up until then, North Carolina’s state record channel cat had stood for 50 years.
We will share all the details of Rudolph’s catch once we get the full story.