98 Pound Blue catfish

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  1. Southerncats

    Southerncats New Member

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    Some of you may know but my wife had our first baby girl (notice the outfit we have 3 boys) Wednesday so I was fortunate enough to sneak off and do a trip today that I had previously booked.

    I got out with the Treadway's again today, we had a big time day and only missed getting that sought after triple digit by 2 pounds.......The current was really ripping today and some of the places I had been getting bit the fish had moved.....but when we found them today we found them...early on in the morning we doubled up with a 51 and 44 pounder within minutes we had a 23 Lber.....5 more minutes and a 54 pounder in the boat....later on in the day we hit another big time double 62 and 54 pounds....already a great day....Toni "Red" Treadway arrived late in the day and we were hoping to get her a 50+........but little did we know how big her first bite was, this was an epic battle of give and take for 10+ minutes, while she was fighting it another rod went off and that fish was around 30 lbs and it goes straight to tangle up in Red's line.....We got the 30 in front of the net and cut it off and scooped it and quickly unhooked and released it, another 5+ minutes and we have the big beatiful 98 pound blue in the boat....we weighed it several times trying to squeeze a few more pounds, measured it 54 inches x 38.5 inches, took a couple dozen pics on 3 different cameras, and released it back healthy as could be.


    We caught the big fish and most of the others on Ronnie's Catfish Safari Rods and of course the trusty Team Catfish Circle Hooks.
     

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  2. Southerncats

    Southerncats New Member

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  3. katman#1

    katman#1 New Member

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    Those are some nice cats what river were you on
     
  4. TNVOLCAT

    TNVOLCAT New Member

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    Congrats on the birth of your first girl. Oh, nice fish too!
     
  5. crclhuk1

    crclhuk1 New Member

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    Congrats on the new addition to the family, it wont be long and she'll be in the boat with ya. Oh yeah, nice catch on the blues: Ya'll been tearing them up lately.
     
  6. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    proud for you with the baby girl and the great catch
     
  7. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Congrats to you and your wife on the birth of your little girl. Nice blues also!
     
  8. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Congrats on the baby Girl, And the nice blues, Best of both worlds !!!!!!!
     
  9. j.bridges

    j.bridges Active Member

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    nice catch mike!!!!!!!!!:wink::wink::wink:
     
  10. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    Sounds like one heck of a day on the water. Congrats on the fish and the birth of your daughter. I guess the directions to your house are in the mail correct. You might add the best time to show up.:wink::big_smile:
     
  11. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Mike on the baby girl and 98# Blue Cat! :cool2: That is one heck of a busy week! :big_smile: Great pics!
     
  12. Suthrngntlmn

    Suthrngntlmn New Member

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    Congrats to you and your wife on the new addition to your family, hope all is well. Nice Blue Cat also, soon you'll be teaching your little girl the finer points of catfishing.
     
  13. fcrnnngbck25

    fcrnnngbck25 New Member

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    :crazy: some brutes there, congrats on both the fish and a baby girl
     
  14. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    WELL DESERVED reps sent out for your accomplishments.

    Bill in SC
     
  15. catfish chaser

    catfish chaser New Member

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    NICE CATCH!!
     
  16. brew1961

    brew1961 New Member

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    Mike, Congrats on the baby girl! Nice fish, I'm getting excited! Nice work and some truly awsome fish! Thanks for the story and pics!
     
  17. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    Great job man! That's the best day I've ever heard of anyone having.

    That 98 would have been a state record here in VA!

    You mentioned the fish weren't in the same spots, I'm just wondering where you ended up finding them in terms of depth/structure/water location etc...Looking for any tips I can use back home. Thanks!
     
  18. bigcatkev

    bigcatkev New Member

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    congrats on the little girl. them are some really nice fish
     
  19. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    Congrats to you and your wife on the new baby girl Mike. And thanks for sharing the pictures and story on a great day of fishing.

    Tom
     
  20. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Couple of keepers for sure!! Congrats on both. Beutiful little girl and a fine fish to CPR!!