monster catfish caught at Utah's Huntington North Reservoir
Aug. 16, 2007
Calvin Grogan with his lake record
catfish. Photo by Brent Stettler
Huntington, Utah - Price resident Calvin Grogan landed a
lake-record catfish at Huntington North Reservoir on Aug. 8. The
channel catfish weighed 27 pounds and measured 36 inches.
Grogan caught the fish at 10:20 p.m. that evening. Huntington North
Reservoir is two miles north of the town of Huntington in
Grogan was fishing from the bank near the boat dock that evening. He
baited his size-2 treble hook with raw chicken meat and liver, and
cast it into the water. Once he hooked the monster fish, it took him
20 minutes to land it.
This latest catch breaks a record at the lake that was established
just three weeks ago by Clifton Elliot of Price. Elliot landed a
25-pound, 34-inch catfish on July 26.
This latest catch still falls short of the state record channel cat.
It was caught in 1978 at Utah Lake. That fish tipped the scale at
32.5 pounds and measured 39.75 inches.