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Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by catfishing is fun, Dec 30, 2006.
what do you consider big??
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.
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.
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
Anything over 30 is big to me.
Not just looking for big, but the BIGGEST!
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.
Around here 50+ is big!
Channel over 10 pounds.
Flathead over 20 pounds.
Blue ?--never caught one that I know of.
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.
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
My definition where I fish:
Channels: Over 8 pounds
Blues: Over 30 pounds
Flatheads: Over 25 pounds
as for me a 10 lb fish is big:big_smile:
This is how i would put it.
I say anything I need two hands to lift. Funny thing about fish is they get bigger the more I talk about them.
I think any cat is over 1 lb is big.