30lb 8oz blue catfish

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by GMC FishHauler, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    I went fishing yesterday with my partner and we caught alot of fish. We tried drifting first thing in the morning and just got 2 bites for the first 3hrs so we changed strageties and slip-corked some channels in the brush. we caught ALOT of them. When we decided that we had all the fish that we wanted to clean, we went back to drifing. We caught 5 blues in the last hr of daylight. two 3lbers, two 5lber, and the big daddy. we caught the big fish last at the end of the area we were drifing.
    All the blues were caught on shad except that big one, he was caught on cut buffalo. Pics to follow, the fish was officially weighted at Academy, photographed and then released. That fish was extremely active in the makeshift Livewell that we had to set up for transport.
    BTW the only reason we transported that fish is that it was showing 33lbs on my friends scales, so we figured that was close enuff the the lake record (34lbs 6oz) to see if we had it.
     
  2. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Congrats on the 30 pounder. Nothing like laying into one of those.
     

  3. bobby-catfishing

    bobby-catfishing New Member

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    James,
    Great job on the big blue. I can't wait to see some pics.
     
  4. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    i have a correction to make, the current R&R record for lake waco is 35lbs 5oz, jug record is 49lbs.
     
  5. caneycat

    caneycat New Member

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    Nice blue cat!!!
     
  6. yeppa

    yeppa New Member

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    Way to go my friend!!
     
  7. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Congratulations on a fine day on the water and nearly a new lake record. Thx for sharing your story. Nice job, and reps for the release.
     
  8. catfishsafari

    catfishsafari New Member

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    Hey James; When you catch the lake record send me some pics.and I will put you in the drawing for a new rod and reel combo of your choice.

    Send me some pics of that 30lber so I can put it on my web site...

    Thanks...
     
  9. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    i sure will steve,
    my camera's batteries were robbed by my wife (she was at a work funtion and wanted to take pics) so i was stuck out at the lake / out camera. The guys at academy who weighted the fish took some pics and they are emailing them to me.
    As soon as i get them the will be on here and in your email
     
  10. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Nice fish James, congratulations. Sounds like a fun day on the water.
     
  11. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat New Member

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    Congrats on the fish man. And I'll get you some pics of the truck soon.
     
  12. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Congrats on the fish! I look forward to seeing some pics!
     
  13. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Congrat's James on the Big Blue!!!! J.D.:big_smile:
     
  14. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    Way to go and thx for sharing your story with us,...
     
  15. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats on the nice catch!!!:big_smile:
     
  16. Dadoftwo

    Dadoftwo New Member

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    Thanks for sharing your story with us and CPRing your catch. Can't wait for the pics.
     
  17. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    Nice catfish, James. Glad to hear you had a good day of drifting. Never tried to use buffalo anywhere but on the river, interesting to hear it worked for you.
     
  18. catfishlarryiowa

    catfishlarryiowa New Member

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    new to boc just wanted to say great fish & great that you relased it . we all need to put all trophy fish back.
     
  19. jetdocx

    jetdocx New Member

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    Keep up the good work. Your doing better then I am right now. I can't seem to find the time to fish.