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October 22, 1999
Contact: Jim Byrd, (360) 586-3104
Anglers set state records with large catfish, greenling, salmon, sculpin and Dolly Varden
OLYMPIA–New state records have been set for several fish species, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced. The fish are:
- Channel catfish: 36.20 pounds, caught Sept. 6 in Interstate 82 Pond #6 in Yakima County by Ross Kincaid of Buena. The previous record was 32 pounds, 8 ounces
- Kelp greenling: 4.42 pounds, caught Sept. 19 off Sucia Island in San Juan County by Danita Rixen of Bellingham. The previous record was 3 pounds, 8 ounces
- Atlantic salmon: 14.38 pounds caught Sept. 22 in King County's Green River by Ron Howard of Auburn. The previous record was 13 pounds 11 ounces
- Dolly Varden: 10 pounds, 15 ounces, caught Aug. 5 in Snohomish County's Whitechuck River by Leroy Thompson of Darrington. The previous record was a 10-pound fish.
- Great sculpin: 4 pounds, 9.5 ounces, caught July 29 in Port Angeles Harbor by Mark Reynolds of Port Angeles. The previous record was a 4 pound, 6 ounce fish