78 lbs catfish

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by Motopro00, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. Motopro00

    Motopro00 New Member

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    That was one nice looking fish at the weight in's today. 78 lbs fish is the biggest I have ever seen. It was fun to see.
     
  2. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    What weigh in's was this?

    Tom
     

  3. Motopro00

    Motopro00 New Member

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    gateway classic held in crystal city on the mississippi river. the winning team had 179 lbs.
     
  4. Scaley Cat

    Scaley Cat Member

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    That was a sight to see. Does anyone know exactly where it was caught?
     
  5. Rollinunknown

    Rollinunknown New Member Supporting Member

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    anyone hear what kinda bait they were useing?
     
  6. Mrs Okie

    Mrs Okie New Member

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    skipjack
     
  7. Motopro00

    Motopro00 New Member

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    i don't even attempt to ask them guys. I know they will never tell. I know that all most know one went past the 255 bridge. My friend was out on the river all day up that way and said he didn't see any one go past him.
     
  8. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Awesome fish that's for sure. Thanks for sharing the info.
     
  9. free agent

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    80lb and 40lb caught 35min apart 8/27/09 on the Mississippi
     

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  10. free agent

    free agent New Member

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    Nice catch how long did it take to bring in?
     
  11. Motopro00

    Motopro00 New Member

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    nice fish!!! I won't ask you where you caught them but I am looking for the red beanches. LOL
     
  12. SnagHatr76

    SnagHatr76 New Member

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    Those are some damn nice fish
     
  13. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    LOL Well i gotta ask... Where did you find those hogs? What bait was you using? Hell send me a PM...
     
  14. Steve Douglas

    Steve Douglas Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    you would be surprised! i can only speak for myself! but most all us guys that fish the circut, are approachable, freindly, and most are willing to help! there just regular guys like yourself, that just so happen to fish a major trail! now they might not tell you where they caught there fish, but technique and bait choice shouldnt be a problem!

    good luck

    steve douglas
     
  15. russ

    russ New Member

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    i helped jerry get that fish out of the live well. i did see where he caught it. he was using skipjack, 38ft of water above the jb bridge off a dike. there was many boats above the jb bridge.
     
  16. Rollinunknown

    Rollinunknown New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks that's what ive been told .... they landed 2 50lbs EASY plus the other day over here by the Alton dam with in 30 mins of each other ..My scale would only go to 50lbs .. im sure one of them was around 74-76 and the other 65ish ..

    On GOLD FISH! against the wall. on the IL side.
     
  17. free agent

    free agent New Member

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    I caught them in Alton I was using cut shad
     
  18. Cuz

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    I couldn't agree more with this post. The tournament circuit guys have always been very friendly, helpfull and willing to go out of there way to help out with the rigging and patterns that work. Sure there is a certain level of tight Lipping that exist on the tournament trail in regards to gps coordinates, but considering the average out of town tournament cost is in the neighborhood of 700 dollars, one can certainly understand that.

    I can make one promise. For those willing to put in the effort, talking to the tournament guys, and putting your time in on the water will make you a better cat fisherman.

    I agree, that was one heck of a weigh in. From my talks with fellow anglers, just about every big fish came from upstream of the boat dock, and within 8 miles. And without fail, each big fish came on skipjack!
     
  19. Motopro00

    Motopro00 New Member

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    thank you guys for the information. Steve I watched your video of you fishing on the ohio river and was surprised to learn that you had livers in the boat. I was under the impression that livers was used to fish for smaller eaters. When fishing liver do you use a larger treble hooks with panty hoses around it to help hold them on? How do you rig up for them?
     
  20. Steve Douglas

    Steve Douglas Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    the livers thing was a experimental, done for my sponsors! its a prepared liver bait! but i just used a circle hooks! now competing in the cabelas trail i wont be using livers, unless it is a manufactured bait tourny!

    good luck