Big Channel Catfish

Discussion in 'MINNESOTA RIVERS TALK' started by rushing, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    Here is 21lb channel cat from the Minnesota River. My buddy Chris caught this last month. This is the largest I have seen out of the MN river. My biggest is a 16lb channel. Whats yours?

    21lb Channel
     
  2. catsrking

    catsrking New Member

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    Biggest channel cat to date is 13# caught at a lake here in Iowa.
     

  3. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Boy thats a real nice Channel! What was he useing for bait Rob? Also Welcome Aboard You will love this site the folks are really GREAT! My largest Channel cat to date was 16# pounds I caught him last fall at Mazingo lake its 4 miles east of Marrysvill Mo. Super lake for Channels. Thanks for Sharing. Bigcatman0816.
     
  4. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    He caught it on a live bullhead. We never target them we just pick em up while flathead fishing. The way it seems to work for me is if I get a large channel it will be followed by a big flathead. Last year I caught 15lb channel follwed by a 38lb flathead and on a different outting a 14lb channel followed by a 39lb flathead. This year I got a 11lb channel followed by a 43lb flathead!:big_smile: All on bullheads
     
  5. Larry

    Larry New Member

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    My big one out of the MN this year 11.5lb back in March.
    We caught a 12lb last year.
    thanks
    Larry
     
  6. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    My PB channel cat is 19lbs
     
  7. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    NICE Channel Cat! Any over 20 pounds gets the state record for NC for now, my dad and I are going for it. So far biggest I got was 15lbs 8oz, but I've caught a lot in the 10-13 pound range. Strong fighters! Sometimes I think I've got a big blue cat hooked and it ends up being a big channel cat instead.
     
  8. maddcatter

    maddcatter New Member

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    My biggest is only 10# 2oz. Caught on live shad while flathead fishing. I fish some spots where I know 15#+ have been caught. Plus, my girlfriends uncle has some ponds with channels in the 30#+ range. I thought they were full of it until I saw the pics.
     
  9. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    Now thats a nice channel cat!
     
  10. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Thats a great channel cat my best is 14.2-lbs.
     
  11. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    thats a good lookin channel cat:lol:
     
  12. terrycook3

    terrycook3 New Member

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    ive got a 12 14 and 15 lber s-so far this year on the st.louis river!
     
  13. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    Nice channels! I dont ever specifically target channel cats. The ones I get are while out targeting flatheads using bullies. I have only caught one channel this year and that was about an hour before I caught a 43lb flathead. All the large channels I have ever caught have been caught before some of the biggest flats I have caught.