Youth Angler Shatters Texas State Record
By angelamontana

Posted: March 24, 2021

This seventh-grader rocked it!  Cade Childress caught this Texas state record a few weeks ago.

Here’s an article that is updated as of March 23rd by Will Shepard with

A seventh-grader who is only 12-years-old landed a monster blue catfish in Texas. Cade Childress caught an astonishing 72.4-pound fish on Lake Tawakoni on March 6.

After being given a fishing trip by his grandfather as a Christmas present, he decided to use the trip in early March. To add to the experience, the two chartered Whisk’R Fish’N Trophy Guide Service to take them out. During their expedition, Childress landed the 50.75-inch-long blue catfish.

This catch breaks Texas’ current and pending record for junior blue catfish. Only a week before the 12-year-old Childress caught his fish, an 11-year-old landed a 67.92-pound blue. That one was still pending when Childress landed his. Previously, the record was a 67 pounder from 2019.

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Feature photo via Lake Tawakoni Whisk’R Fish’N Trophy Guide Service