86 pound blue catfish on rod and reel

Discussion in 'NEBRASKA RIVERS TALK' started by camochris2, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. camochris2

    camochris2 New Member

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    August 12 I went out fishing around 9. We sat in one hole for about an hour and had no bites. We went to the second spot for the night, and were not there for more than 2 minutes and had one rod go down. I fought him for about ten minutes, not realizing how big he really was. It was a struggle to get him into the boat since we didnt fit into the net. He weighed 86 pounds. He was 63 inches long and 33 inches around. The local game warden said that by the time we had officially weighed him he had lost about 5 to 10 pounds of water weight. We released him back into the water.
     

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  2. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Thats a " MACK DADDY" right there Chris..........nice fish!:eek:oooh:
     

  3. cfishman

    cfishman New Member

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    Awesome, congrats!!!
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Chris thanks for sharing the pics of one nice fish. WHOPPER!!!!
     
  5. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Great fish Chris! Any idea what your state record is?
     
  6. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    great fish chris,congrats on the catch
     
  7. camochris2

    camochris2 New Member

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    i do not know what my state record is but we had to take it to the gameand fish guy and be for that he was weghing in at 98.44 so i dont know what to take for a whight that one or the other one
     
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    willcat New Member

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  9. azcataholic

    azcataholic New Member

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    That is one heck of a fish! congradulations. It is almost 1/2 as long as the boat i am using now. Nice picture!
     
  10. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    congrats on the nice fish what a howg
     
  11. MO RIVER MAN

    MO RIVER MAN New Member

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    So there are fish in nebraska city.:big_smile: Congrats on the blue hell of a fish.
     
  12. river_runner_85

    river_runner_85 New Member

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    That is on hell of a fish. Congrats.
     
  13. catfish9

    catfish9 New Member

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    great looking fish good job
     
  14. mostowage

    mostowage New Member

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    It is awsome ........ Once in a lifetime catch...
    Have fun and catch more just like him. Congrats!!!!!!!:smile2:
     
  15. Thedue

    Thedue New Member

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    Wow, nice fish. :big_smile: My 40 was a baby
     
  16. Katfishing Cajun

    Katfishing Cajun New Member

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    Congrats on a giant, Chris! I'd keep that hole a secret!!!!!:wink:
     
  17. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    :cool2::eek:oooh:what a HOG thanks for the pics congrats on that one reps to ya
     
  18. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    :wink: good luck on trying to beat that one cuz!!! i know it will be hard too. that will probably be the biggest fish ever on my scale( 110 pound coffey scale) what a hog!!!!:cool2:
     
  19. camochris2

    camochris2 New Member

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    thanks all it is a fish of a lifetime thinking about going out this weekend anybody going out this weekend if so maybe we can meet up and have sum fun on the river let me later all thanks agine
     
  20. MO RIVER MAN

    MO RIVER MAN New Member

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    I'm heading out but just to bellvue. I think i'm coming down there on the 31st. Wish me some of your luck.