"Big" Catfish

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by catfishing is fun, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. catfishing is fun

    catfishing is fun New Member

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  2. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    I consider anything over ten lbs. big. Of course it depends on the area you live in. We don't have flatties, or blues in New York, just channel cat.
     

  3. speciallibXO

    speciallibXO New Member

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    Fishing on the Potomac River, big to me is 30 - 40+lbs blue cat. On the James River 40 - 50+lbs is a big blue cat at least in my opinion.
     
  4. FishBrew

    FishBrew New Member

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    Splitshot has it right, depends on the body of water, where it is located, etc. Also if fishing from a boat or the bank may be a factor. Which is basically true for all species of fish.
    In some waters, a 20 lbs. cat may the biggest boy on the block. There are lakes in north Texas where a 20 - 25 lbs. blue or flat is basically considered just a "solid" fish. Drive an hour down the road, that same fish may be close to a lake record.
    On average, for blues and flats in north Texas, from a boat, for an experienced cat angler, breaking the 30 lbs. mark is normally where "big" begins - IMO
     
  5. WHEELMOBILE07

    WHEELMOBILE07 New Member

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    Anything over 30 is big to me.

    Wheelmobile07
     
  6. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Not just looking for big, but the BIGGEST!
     
  7. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    I do some tournment fishing and to be any where in the money you better have at least 1 in the 30+ range. But just fun fishing, any thing over 5#'s is a home run to me.
     
  8. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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  9. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    Channel over 10 pounds.
    Flathead over 20 pounds.
    Blue ?--never caught one that I know of.
     
  10. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    I'd substitute a blue for Neocat's flathead and flattie for his blue. I've never caught a flathead. But, actually, a big cat is the one I just caught that's bigger then the last one.
     
  11. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    since ive not caught ANYTHING over the 10 lb mark that would be pretty big but id say over 20 lbs is big to me
     
  12. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    My definition where I fish:

    Channels: Over 8 pounds
    Blues: Over 30 pounds
    Flatheads: Over 25 pounds
     
  13. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    as for me a 10 lb fish is big:big_smile:
     
  14. bigcatmaniac

    bigcatmaniac New Member

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    This is how i would put it.

    Channel: 5lb
    Blue:30lb
    Flathead:20lb
     
  15. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    I say anything I need two hands to lift. Funny thing about fish is they get bigger the more I talk about them.
     
  16. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I think any cat is over 1 lb is big.