Catfish attacks?

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by CATFISHERMAN001, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. CATFISHERMAN001

    CATFISHERMAN001 New Member

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    Has anyone ever heard of a catfish anywhere ever attacking a human? As large as some of these cats get globally, I have not heard of anyone ever being attacked by one. We all know they are predators and some could very well take a child down.
     
  2. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    I haven't heard of any attacks but know plenty that have been dragged into water.
     

  3. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    South America and the Mekong river. Both were brought up on an National Geographic Explorer program. I'd like to get a hold of one big enough to try! lol:crazy::eek:oooh::smile2:
     
  4. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    I keep hearing about this National Geographic episode...does anyone know the title of it so I can google it?
     
  5. neocats

    neocats New Member

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  6. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    I can't find a link, but a year ago or so, I saw a report of a biologist that got bit on the foot by a flathead, and it held on until he got back on the bank, then the fish let go and swam off. :crazy::smile2:
     
  7. fcrnnngbck25

    fcrnnngbck25 New Member

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  8. SangamonCatKiller

    SangamonCatKiller New Member

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    hey, as long as they keep attacking my baits and not human beings... Im cool :big_smile:
     
  9. yeppa

    yeppa New Member

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    I personally had a 6" channel cat attack me with his dorsal fin, while I was teaching my neice the "safe" way to hold 'em!
     
  10. catfishsolich

    catfishsolich New Member

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    i did some research on the subject a while back cause i thought about usin my kids for bait but i never found anything so i didnt try. They just better be glad i dont fish for sharks.haha
     
  11. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Pa Kettle recorded 3/4 of A national geo. movie and in south america a 65lb bouy was ate and the fish washed up a few days later boy in mouth-choked to death.I cant rember who has it now:wink::eek:oooh::eek:oooh:
     
  12. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    i dont have any photos and most of the witnesses have passed on to that big river in the sky but in my younger days i myself have been attack 100s of times.i use to be a tresure hunter and id look for it by swiming around and sticking my hands up under holes in the bank or rotten logs sometimes under rocks.im here to tell you when your exspecting to find a diamond or ruby and one of these vicious animals grab you and jerk a wad of skin off its enough to make a man scared of the water.
     
  13. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    I know a guy who knows this other guy who said he heard of a guy who read about a guy who has a relative who is married to a guy who works with a guy who is a diver..........:smile2::smile2::smile2:...W
     
  14. CATFISHERMAN001

    CATFISHERMAN001 New Member

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    That was great! Too funny!!!
     
  15. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    I talked to an unerwater welder out of Chicago about 7 years ago when I worked at the casino boat and asked him how big of cats he had seen and he said he had about a 40# catfish bite the torch. I bet that was a first and last for that cat.