Breckenridge angler claims record-breaking catch, 5 records broken at Hubbard Creek in past year

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BRECKENRIDGE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A Breckenridge fisherman may have reeled in yet another record-breaking catfish, continuing the year-long trend of prize-winning catches pulled from Hubbard Creek Reservoir.

Lorie Rohloff, the owner of Brush Creek Bait, told KTAB and KRBC Michael Vandeygriff caught a 63.40-pound blue catfish at the reservoir Saturday, beating a record she says was set by his brother less than a few weeks ago. 

The catches need to be processed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department before they’re officially deemed record-breaking.

The current winner is a 55.30-pound, 45-inch-long blue catfish caught by David Bradshaw Jr. in February

Bradshaw’s fish was the first in a series of five-record-breaking catches made in 2017. TPWD statistics show the records for white Bass and common Carp in the children’s division, as well as, blue Catfish, longnose Gar, and spotted Gar in the all-ages division were set in the past 12 months.

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