The blue catfish weighed 32.75 pounds and was caught by Ricardo Mendoza of Ramona. Mendoza reported catching it along the lake’s east shoreline on mackerel on Saturday. Mendoza also caught a 21 pounder the weekend before.
With the water level sitting 82.8 feet below spill level the launch ramp is not available. The surface temperature is reported at 80 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.