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James and Nicole with channel catfish caught by dad Richard Harbulak from Clarion River; catfish caught by Tim Pearson from Harveys Lake; Matt and Sarah Kaneski with a healthy channel catfish
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PA's Best Fishing Waters
Caught in PA
Channel catfish caught by Richard Harbulak from Clarion River, Cook Forest, 7-6-05.  Pictured are his children James and Nicole.
Channel cat from Schuylkill River survey - click for report
Michael Bush with a nice catfish
Biggest PA catches in 2012 (not pictured)
  1. 30 lb. 5 oz.—Lake Mead
  2. 17 lb. 7.5 oz.—Lake Erie
  3. 16 lb. 12 oz.—Yellow Creek SP
  4. 15 lb. 13 oz.—Lake Erie
  5. 15 lb. 8 oz.—Monogahela River

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PA State Record Channel Catfish — 35 lb. 2.5 oz.
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