baldwin record

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by bluecatnut, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

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    well to give everyone a heads up an old timer named al pulled a 70lb flat out of baldwin lake last friday and the fish was released in good condition sorry i didnt get a pic before he released it. so maybe next yr someone will pull the new state record . and this is one off the biggest fish pulled out in about 5 yrs the last was a 82lb blue
     
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  2. catinaldatime

    catinaldatime New Member

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    yea my buddy held the state record flat out of there for a couple years then the 1 out of carlyle beat him out,72 pounds and hes hooked into bigger,nice fish
     

  3. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    That is one heck of a fish!
     
  4. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    You can bet there is a state record in there , flat and blue , maybe even channel cat .
     
  5. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    sounds like a hell of a fishery
     
  6. boyd79

    boyd79 New Member

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    my grandpa jim got a 70lb bule at baldwin in the 80s. had a pix. have to see if i can dig it up.
     
  7. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    as small as the lake is its surprising so many good fish come outta there.
     
  8. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    It is fished alot also . Everytime I go up there I see alot of people out there fishing .
     
  9. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Brian just think you have been fishing all around that monster for some time. You can blame it on your bait man. Tell him to catch you some bigger bait.
     
  10. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

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    u didnt hear this from me but he was using bout pound goldfish :wink:
     
  11. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    :smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  12. Rockin' Blues

    Rockin' Blues New Member

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    The state record channel is from Baldwin 45.4 lbs caught in febuary of 1987.
     
  13. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    So called 'channel cat' is horsecrap. We all know it was a bluecat from that lake!
     
  14. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    with the antics of brian and aaron on baldwin, im willing to wager that that fish was out there placing bets with the other fish on what was gonna happen next.:wink: sorry guys, couldnt help it:smile2: he was probably wide mouth laughin out loud, and happened to get hooked. :smile2: ahh, its good to be back
     
  15. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Big Muddy - No Kidding! Unfortunately, Brian and I don't have many stories from this year - TOO much working, not enough fishing :confused2:

    Mickey - Please don't encourage Brian. Besides, we all know that Brian is MY bait boy :wink::smile2:
     
  16. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Aaron does Brian only catch the small bait fish or has he moved to letting the flying carp jump into the boat.:smile2:I miss you guys interesting fishing trips.
     
  17. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    while were catchin up i guess ill post some pics from the SC gathering last month. capt. jim kyle took me out and got me on some good fish.
     

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  18. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats Shane on the nice catches. He sure put a big smile on your face. WTG.
     
  19. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    My poor boy Aaron has too much on his plate for fishing! And now the dreaded winter is coming.... just washed and scrubbed down the ole boat this weekend to store her. Not ready for the long haul of no fishing. I guess this is why people go hunting.
     
  20. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

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    Man now I dont miss Illinois, I'll be fishing all winter hopefully. The water temp is still 65-73 here on the James depending what area you fish.