Blue Catfish in Grafton!!

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by fisherking, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. fisherking

    fisherking New Member

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    I got out on the river saturday morning, bank fishing and had a pretty good day. Who ever said that you can"t catch trophy cats from the bank must have never fished there before. I caught a 24.9lb blue cat in the grafton area using bluegill heads, and it gave me a good fight for about 10 minutes, I was impressed with the new hooks I was using, Truturn catfish hooks 6/0 good strong hook. I will be uploading photos soon!!!
     
  2. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Very nice catch Dell. I personally like fishing from the banks.
     

  3. alton

    alton New Member

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    Nice blue. I only bank fish, and have caught blues up to #50 here in tha Alton area. I have not been bank fishing in the Grafton area in years. Glad to know there are nice blues around the area. Good luck and welcome to the BOC.