53 lb. Blue Catfish

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  1. rsimms

    rsimms New Member

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    I've been a little worried about hitting the REALLY big blues this year. Me and clients have been having a hard time breaking the 30 lb. barrier. We smashed the barrier Sunday evening. B.J. Johnson from Nashville, Tenn. crossed the eyes on a 53 lber.... although it was B'J's eyes that were crossed for a little while. When you get that first glimpse of fish like this, it takes your breath away. I added a a picture of the Johnson's "little fish" for good measure. The big blue bit on a HUGE skipjack head in about 40 feet of water fishing in the headwaters of Nickajack Lake (almost in rock-throwin' range of the Tennessee Aquarium in downtown Chattanooga).
     

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  2. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    WOW! AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!
     

  3. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    Looks like yall had a great time I have never caught a blue that big.
    Hope to catch one soon keep up the good work.



    :big_smile_2:

    :cat:
     
  4. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    Richard, that is a great looking catfish, thanks for sharing your pictures. I've never hooked one near that size. I bet it put up a good fight.
     
  5. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Well looks like your turning into a guide anyway. LOL Don't care what Willard told me about you :big_smile:
    Way to go. Now to catch a 100+ fish there and be looking at town. Now that will work.
    Pete
     
  6. dwreel

    dwreel New Member

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    Now thats a great blue fish. I guess it's true, big bait equals big fish.
     
  7. stephens

    stephens New Member

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    thats some nice fish and a big one. way to go
     
  8. Jammer

    Jammer New Member

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    Wow! Great fish. Good job on the pictures.
     
  9. rebcatman

    rebcatman New Member

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    Wow, what a great fish. I know my eyes would cross as well at first sight, and then I would I have to cross my legs to prevent me from peeing my pants. :eek:oooh:
     
  10. Old Dan

    Old Dan New Member

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    Wish I could see the pic. But I can’t until I have at least 10 post... sounds like a great fish.
     
  11. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Very awesome fish, thanks for sharing.
     
  12. shania

    shania New Member

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    :eek:oooh: :eek:oooh: :eek:oooh: :eek:oooh: :eek:oooh:
    "Looking Good Richard"
    "Congratulation" :worship:
    :0a23:

    Take it easy,
    Bert:cool2: & Shaina:0010:
     
  13. BIGCAT DADDY 71

    BIGCAT DADDY 71 New Member

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    thats a big blue, i've been hunting for one like that. my biggest blue around 20lb. congrats on the bluecats.
     
  14. petedawg

    petedawg New Member

    i plan on hitting it up around the dam when i get home in september...maybe i`ll snag a monster to put on here,Later


     
  15. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    That is a nice healthy looking blue. I bet he put up a nice fight.
     
  16. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    could someone pass me a towel I need to wipe the drool off of my mouth. lol nice fish
     
  17. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    Great catch I know the client was happy.
     
  18. WV Hillbilly

    WV Hillbilly New Member

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    That blue is a horse, good job!
     
  19. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    that is a awesome fish, keep it up
     
  20. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    Nice fish, that must have been an awesome trip