WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
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July 14, 1998
Contact: Jeff Weathersby, (360) 902-2256

Anglers set new records for bullhead, shad, rockfish

OLYMPIA--Anglers have set new state records for three Washington fish species.

John E. Moore, of Mount Vernon, caught a 1.75 pound black bullhead (catfish) on June 29 at Mud Lake in Skagit County. The previous record was a 1.16-pound fish.

Tim Bennett, of Grandview, set a record for American shad with a 3.22-pound fish he caught on June 12 in the Columbia River in Klickitat County. There was no previous record.

Mukkaw Bay, near Cape Flattery on the Pacific coast, yielded a 6.55-pound vermillion rockfish to James S. Duffy, of Seattle, on May 23. There was no previous record.