Re: 96 Lb. channel cat!
The world record Channel Cat is 58 pounds, they don't grow hardly any larger than that. There have been only two or three verified 50 pound channels.
As for the pike, that would be the most believeable one. I don't buy the lake trout either, even though they can grow that large. There MIGHT be a 60 pound fish in Blue Mesa but that's iffy.
Time to get serious about protecting our resources!