Keeper Corner: Garden City teen breaks personal record with 23-inch channel catfish

Josh Rouse
jrouse@cjonline.com
Caelen Arendt, 16, of Garden City, broke his own personal record when he caught this 23-inch channel catfish on June 6 at Lake Scott. His previous best, 21 1/2 inches, had been in place since 2009, a 3.8-pounder her caught at Villa High in Colby. To submit your photo to run in The Topeka Capital-Journal, email it to jrouse@cjonline.com with the subject's name, city of residence and any background info you want to include.

Garden City resident Caelen Arendt, 16, broke a decade-old personal milestone last weekend during a fishing trip at Lake Scott.

Not many anglers can say that.

Arendt broke a personal best when he caught a 23-inch channel catfish on June 6 at Lake Scott. His previous best, 21 1/2 inches, had been in place since 2009, a 3.8-pounder her caught at Villa High in Colby.

Caeden’s mother, Kathleen Arendt, also submitted a photo of his previous best to show the size difference. Pretty cool photos!

You can submit your own photo to run in the paper by emailing jrouse@cjonline.com with your name and the name of the person in the photo, their age, what city they’e from and any backstory about the photo you wish to include. Photos will also be posted online at CJOnline.com and Facebook.com/TCJOutdoors.

Caelen Arendt, 16, of Garden City, broke his own personal record when he caught this 23-inch channel catfish on June 6 at Lake Scott. His previous best, 21 1/2 inches, had been in place since 2009, a 3.8-pounder her caught at Villa High in Colby. To submit your photo to run in The Topeka Capital-Journal, email it to jrouse@cjonline.com with the subject's name, city of residence and any background info you want to include.