66 pound blue cat

Discussion in 'MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)' started by EricM, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. EricM

    EricM Active Member

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    Eric Maurer
    A new friend got with me and MADE me take him fishing on Saturday. The wind was biting and so were the fish. By the time the whoopin' and hollerin' calmed down in the back seat, Wesley was up 4-0 and had to be threatened. He caught his personal best blue cat at 17 pounds and 34", and then topped it with a 19 pound, 35-1/2 incher! By now the boat had started to take on water and we had to run the bilge pump most of the day. I'm still chasing that problem. We finally tied at 6-6 when the monster hit my skipjack. All I could say was "BIG fish - BIIIG Fish" , and then the reel must have broken a gear. It would pop and spin free and I could gently get it to catch again only to have it do it again - time after time. Meanwhile the fish wasn't having any pity on me and had me sure it would either break off when the drag hung up on one of it's runs or the reel would completely give out. Amazingly, I babied the fish up to the boat and my netman about passed out on me! I guess he's never seen a 66 pound, 50 inch catfish up close and personal before. He quickly revived and did a great job of netting the fish. Two other friends were nearby and cheering me (or maybe the fish) on during the fight. I picked the fish up for pictures and immediately fell down, luckily not into the water but onto my butt - to peals of laughter from BOTH boats! And to add insult to injury, while we were taking pics, the cat slapped me in the back of the head with its tail 3 times and about knocked me out - again to the entertainment of my ??friends??. Fishing was kind of slow after that, but we had a great day and some great fish!!!!!!!
     

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  2. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Sounds like you all had a great time out there even with you getting slapped around by the fish!:smile2: Just curious though...where is the pic of the big one?
     

  3. n2fishn

    n2fishn New Member

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    Big fish Eric...Congrt!
    Sounds like a trip you will never forget!!
     
  4. skawez

    skawez Member

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    Steve
    Congrats on the MONSTER... BOXER? sounds like you had a great day!
     
  5. tncater19

    tncater19 New Member

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    where was that caught
     
  6. prostreetS10

    prostreetS10 New Member

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    Sounds like a awesome day of fishing. Where the hog pic at?
     
  7. EricM

    EricM Active Member

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    Eric Maurer
    OOPS, posted the wrong pic! I'll try again since today I had my nap :smile2:
     

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  8. EricM

    EricM Active Member

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    Eric Maurer
    I caught this one pretty much in the same place as a 55 pounder last Monday - on Chickamauga Lake near Chattanooga, TN. Looks like the big ones are starting here again!
     
  9. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    You got the spot very nice fish.
     
  10. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats on the Great Blue!!!:wink::big_smile::cool2:
     
  11. FourWinds

    FourWinds New Member

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    That second pic looks a little more like a 66lb than the first... nice fish... both actually!
     
  12. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    Keith
    nice fish thanks for sharing
     
  13. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Thanks for the report and congrats on a great day of fishing. rspd507
     
  14. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Congratulations Eric, thats a HAWG!!!
     
  15. tomflatcat

    tomflatcat New Member

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    Congrats on a great day of fishing.
     
  16. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Way to go EricM, that is one fine looking hog you got. One of these days I am going to beg to go fishing with you.LOL
     
  17. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Congratulations on another monster blue Eric. You're going to have to get an appointment book to keep up with all the people wantin' to go fishin' with you.
     
  18. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    I was wondering if the fish in the first pic had a belly full of lead making him hit the 66lb mark:smile2:!
     
  19. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    DAD! When are you going to listen to MOM and take me fishing?:confused2:


    This isn't the first time I've had to bring it up either.:roll_eyes:

    Congrats again DAD!

    Your long lost SON, SkipEye!:smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  20. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Eric! :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship: That is one nice looking Blue Cat! The second pic. LOL! :wink: