50#+ Ark. Blue caught on a jug

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  1. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A couple of striper fishermen put out some jugs on Lake Norman Friday night and found that they had a big catfish on one of their jugs in the AM. Chased it for close to one hour before they netted it and got it into the boat. They had approx. 50 jugs out and caught twenty some cats. Please to tell you that they released the 50 pounder and kept the small ones to eat.
     
  2. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Thanks for the report Mac!
     

  3. Rookie12

    Rookie12 New Member

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    I wish all juggers would do that. Them boys can jug anytime as long as they do it that way. and as long as they get all them jugs back up. That's a good 'un!
     
  4. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    I never have jug fished much, but the chase must have been fun.
     
  5. Pier Pressure

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    I'll bet it was caught 5' or less from the surface. Needed one like that sat. dang it :smile2:.
     
  6. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have tried several times to upload the photo of the 50 pound blue caught on a jug. The guys that caught it sent the photo to a friend of mine and he in turn sent it to me. They said that it was 45 inches in length and by the photo it appears to be everything they said.

    Neat thing is that they told my friend to tell me that they released it. So, it looks like our message is getting out, even to people I don't know. Also, my friend told me where they caught it, guess I will have to keep that little secert to myself.
     
  7. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    50 lbs by hand. now that sounds like fun.
     
  8. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    WylieCat helped me get the photo open. Thanks Bro.

    This is the cat that the guys released