The blue catfish weighed 36.5 pounds, caught by Carlos Mendoza of Ramona on Saturday. Mendoza reported catching the fish on chicken liver.
With the water level sitting 82.9 feet below spill level the launch ramp is not available. The surface temperature is reported at 83 degrees.
Lake Sutherland is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week. Float tubes and carry-on boats are permitted, but each must pay a launch fee.