70lb Catfish on Lake Wylie

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by Shimano, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Shimano

    Shimano New Member

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  2. Catfishnz4me

    Catfishnz4me New Member

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    pretty cat.. glad to hear that let it go. fish that big deserve to be put back. thanks for sharing that.
     

  3. Tomahawk

    Tomahawk New Member

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    I hate to say this guys but that fish on that screen was not 70lbs. Believe me, it would be alot bigger. That don't even look like a 45lber.
     
  4. catfish98054

    catfish98054 New Member

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    it didn,t look 70 lbs to me either but still a nice blue for lake wyile i would like to pull it in
     
  5. billfish76

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    You guys told me to get new scales after I caught the one I did out of Wylie. If that fish is 70lbs I really need to get a new scale. Still a good fish for Wylie.
     
  6. CRAPPIEMAN

    CRAPPIEMAN New Member

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    good fish but no 70 pounder
     
  7. blackwaterkatz

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    That one you're holding in the avatar might just make it, though. :wink: Very nice, Cary.
     
  8. Tubby Catfishin

    Tubby Catfishin New Member

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    YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUTTA MY MOUTH. LOOKED MORE LIKE MY
    33#.
     
  9. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to the angler on an awesome fish, and a big slap on the back for releasing that fish alive. Great job!! :wink: Lunch on me anytime down at T-Bones on Lake Wylie!! :tounge_out:

    I have that exact same Bass Pro Shop rainsuit. The embroidered logo on the bib pants is 3" wide. I measured the fish and it appears to measure out to around 37"-38" to the fork in the tail, so it would probably be around 40"-42" with a pinched tail.

    My new avatar came out Lake Wylie yesterday and I swear it could be the twin of the fish he caught, but mine only weighed 40 pounds. :eek:oooh:
     
  10. mudkip

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  11. 1bluedevil

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    I can tell all y'all that fish is not even close to the 70lb. mark !
    If you look at the Carolina Catfish Club and the Cawtawba Catfish Club tourney pics you will see fish of the same caliber that were weighed on tourney scales. Lake Wylie is my home lake and this is a good blue for the lake, but it is not a BIG WYLIE BLUE, by far.:wink:
    billfish76 caught one of the BIGGINS and I was there to see it in person and the scale read 64lbs.
    Thats a good catch for any angler and congrats on the T.V. coverage and Im just glad the fish was released.

    Enough said......
     
  12. gdlocal10

    gdlocal10 New Member

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    thats an encouraging clip I like to see anybody doing well. always hope to land one of those myself
     
  13. WylieCat

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    A famous sports writer once told me, "never let the truth get in the way of a good story". :crazy:

    Anyone who is featured in print or on TV is at the mercy of the writer or the TV personality, and what the writer says gets turned into fact. I say all this because the angler could have easily said jokingly, "I thought it weighed 70 pounds", and all of a sudden the fish becomes 70 pounds. :eek:oooh:

    Anyway you look at it he needs to be commended for releasing the fish. That is the sign of an angler that is dedicated to catching big catfish. :wink: In the end that is what needs to be taken away from this story.
     
  14. jerry9497

    jerry9497 New Member

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    The fish in my avatar was 67 pounds
     
  15. mudkip

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    The Wylie fish are getting bigger/better and so is the fishing. It will be nice when we can drift and catch fish like the one on the Al Conklin report. I can't wait.
     
  16. billfish76

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    We can in the right places. Ask Wyliecat.....
     
  17. martygreen

    martygreen Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I saw that story yeasterday morning when Al reported it,I said to myself,boy he sure got one over on Al:crazy:.I was thinking 35-40lbs most,if that fish weighed 70 then Carys went 125 easy.I am glad he released it alive though:wink:,man Wylie sure is coming on strong.
     
  18. WylieCat

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    "...It will be nice when we can drift and catch fish like the one on the Al Conklin report. I can't wait...."

    Maybe one day. We can all dream. :eek:oooh:
     
  19. mudkip

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    Ouch!:smile2: That is funny Cary.