The Texas Parks and Wildlife and Fish Texas offer several tips for how to catch a big cat: 1. James Laster, the Texas angler, was fishing for crappie on Lake Palestine when he hooked into the biggest flathead catfish ever caught on a rod and reel in Texas and a possible line class world record. Flathead catfish can be caught in good number and the big fish will really be caught during this time. While these fish can be caught during the day we prefer to target flatheads at … The world angling record flathead catfish was caught May 14, 1998, from Elk City Reservoir, Kansas, and weighed 123 lb 9 oz (56.0 kg), however a record from 1982 shows that the flathead catfish would be North Americas longest species of catfish, after a specimen pulled from the Arkansas river that measured 175 cm (69 The catfishing world exploded with chatter on June 18, 2011 with talk of a new world record blue catfish, much larger than the previous largest catfish ever caught. “We caught flatheads in our sampling all over the reservoir,” says Richard Ott, TPWD Management Supervisor for District 3C. The new world record blue catfish was caught Saturday night June 18th 2011 at John H. Kerr-Buggs Island Lake near Clarksville Virginia. In Texas, the largest flathead catfish ever caught was 114 pounds, the post said. Use live bait. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s latest survey on the flathead catfish population in Lake Palestine finds that these large fish are doing great. Lake Corpus Christi State Park officials could not be reached for comment Tuesday. White Bass . “Most of the fish were collected from deep drop-offs in 8-10 feet of water. What is the biggest flathead catfish ever caught? Laster, who was fishing for crappie from the bank on Dec. 2, fought the 98.5-pound fish for nearly 30 minutes before getting it ashore. White bass fishing is excellent during this time and this is the only time of the year we offer white bass fishing trips. Flathead Catfish. It is not fast paced fishing and there is a lot of waiting involved. Flathead catfish and blue catfish are among the biggest fish that swim in freshwater and these trips are for the true trophy hunter interested in catching a trophy class fish in the warmer months. And it doesn’t matter if it’s jug-fishing for big blue cats in a lake, running a trot line on a river bottom for flathead or sitting on a creek bank with a catfish rod waiting on channel cat: fishing for catfish in Texas has never been better than it is expected to be in 2019. No matter where in Texas, there is a place to fish close by.