59.6 lb Blue Catfish in St. Louis

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  1. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    My fishing partner and I were pre-fishing for a tournament last week and I ended up catching my second biggest catfish. We had a great night of fishing with a total weight of around 200 lbs and 150 or so in 5 fish. Things were a little different come tournament time but we still had a blast.

    That night when we caught the big one the wind was out of the south and the bite was very slow. A front was moving through and as soon as the wind switched to the north the poles started twitching. They were hitting the baits light so we switched to octopus style hooks and started ripping lips. This fish bit like a 2 lb fish but it didn't take long to figure out that he was a good one when I went to set the hook and he jerked back. He helped me out quite a bit by swimming upstream towards the boat and after a 5 min tug of war boat side, Slipknot (my fishing partner) did a great job of getting him in the net on the first time he came up. The fish weighed 59.6 lbs and after a couple of pictures we sent him back with a pat on the head and talk of making him famous if he came back to that spot to feed on Saturday night. He didn't hold up his end of the deal but I guess he will always be out there for the next one.


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  2. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Congrats Ryan! And good job at figuring out the light bite, a lot of us would have missed that fish.
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Congrats on a great fish! Good luck in the future
     
  4. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Congrats Ryan! That's a nice fish bro!
     
  5. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Ryan on the HAWG Bluecat! :cool2: Great pics, too bad he didn't return on tourney day!
     
  6. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    They never listen! LOL! Real nice fish there my man!
     
  7. Michael Jake

    Michael Jake New Member

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    Way to go Ryan, nice fish
     
  8. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Congrats Ryan, On A Very Nice Blue Good Way To Figure Them Out:big_smile:. Thanks For The Pics And The Story. I Would Love To Catch One That Big:wink:.
     
  9. olejer

    olejer New Member

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    :wink:I'm thinking you might need another fishin partner.
     
  10. BigOBear

    BigOBear New Member

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    Nice fish :) Good to know I'm not the only one that talks to the fishes..... :tounge_out:
     
  11. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Another great trip report. Thanks Ryan and congrats.
     
  12. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    That's a hog of a fish, too bad he wasnt around tourney time...
     
  13. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Congrats on catching that beast. :wink:
     
  14. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Not bad for a city fish. Gotta love urban angling!
     
  15. river_runner_85

    river_runner_85 New Member

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    Congrats!!! Awesome looking fish.
     
  16. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Thats a nice catfish! congrats!
     
  17. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Congrats on the nice fish. Looks like it would ve been a blast.
     
  18. scwhite

    scwhite New Member

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    Ha Catman That Is A vary Nice Blue Cat. I caught one Last Sunday to that went 60 lbs. to .
     
  19. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Congrats on the nice blue Ryan Thinks for sharen.:eek:oooh::wink:
     
  20. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Incredible fish AND photo! WELL done, Ryan!
    Bill in SC