A Kansas angler might have landed a state record channelcat... unless it isn't

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by ks-limb-liner, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. ks-limb-liner

    ks-limb-liner New Member

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    Other treads lately have asked, Whats it take to certify a state record, so I thought you all might enjoy the article in todays paper of a Kansas Angler and what he's going through to get his fish certified.
    Trouble is whether its a Channel or a Bluecat, or is it a hybrid.
    If it holds up as a channel it'll beat our old record (36.5 lb) by just under 10 lb's, his fish weights in at 45.35.

    http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/story/787596.html
     
  2. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    Quite a story,in a way I hope its a blue cat.I cant imagine beating that for a state record channel.
     

  3. ks-limb-liner

    ks-limb-liner New Member

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    understand, thought about that myself
     
  4. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Thanks for shareing the story Darrell.
     
  5. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    shouldnt by counting the rays tell them what kind it is?
     
  6. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    Not if its a hybrid..
     
  7. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    i always thought to qualify for a record book a fish had to come on rod and reel?
     
  8. rasmotherman

    rasmotherman New Member

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    why would you fillet a state record channel? wouldnt you want that dna in your lake? CPR!!!
     
  9. gdlocal10

    gdlocal10 New Member

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    that is a great piece of reading thanks for sharing,wow 45 lbs channel, why would you fillet a state record channel , what a crazy deal, I kind of hoingpe it not a channel, but if it is that is something.
     
  10. tnvol

    tnvol New Member

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    I'm sure TONS of records have been eaten! Back in the day when I was a kid we ate everything we caught. We werent alone and I know that it most likely contributed to the lack of monsters swimming around now, but you dont think about that when you are poor. lol
     
  11. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Seems that Kansas doesn't separate by method, if you look through the list you see fish caught with trotlines, bank lines, bow fishing, etc:

    http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/Fishing/State-Record-Fish
     
  12. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    if he ate the record fish big deal. yea its nice to have the big DNA in the river but im sure theres a bigger channel cat lurking in their somewhere. its his fish his choice. like someone said earlier when you catch fish to eat your gonna eat whatever you catch.
     
  13. Pip

    Pip New Member

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    If it turns out to be a channel, then that will be a heck of a nice one in anybody's book. Good story.
     
  14. kcgeoff

    kcgeoff New Member

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    Good story thanks for posting it! I would like to see the picture of the fish!
     
  15. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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    I would rather see it up close and personal.... as I drag it into the boat...:eek:oooh:
     
  16. kcgeoff

    kcgeoff New Member

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    That would be good too! :smile2: