Caught a new PB Blue.

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by Hoosier_Catman, May 8, 2008.

  1. Hoosier_Catman

    Hoosier_Catman New Member

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    Hey Fellas, I hope everyone else's luck is goin like mine has the past 3 trips. As of only one week ago my PB catfish was a 23lb. Blue, well, last Thursday morning I shattered that when I caught a huge 43lb. Blue. It was a great fight as I was on a dock fishing the Ohio River. I caught em' on a freshly caught Skipjack's head, hooked through the eyes with a nice 8/0 circle hook.
    The blues must be thick and active in the area I am fishin, cause from the same dock I have caught atleast 6 or 7 other blues in the last week or so, including my new PB 43lber and a couple 19lbers as well. It's been a GREAT start to spring fishing for me, and a real fun time.
    When we weighed this big guy we were weighing him on some guy's electronic weighing scale that he uses for his job, workin on refrigerators. They are deadly acurate scales because of how precise the things that he weighs have to be. (I forgot my scale) so we layed a board on it and set it equal to zero before putting the catfish on. It read 43 lbs but me and some of the others who held the fish and got some good looks at it guessed it heavier... maybe 50 or so. Does anyone else think it looks that big. Because I cant help but wonder if the way we just layed em on there if it got a truely acurate read. O Well, Im not complaining, 43lbs is unbeleiveable to me.
     
  2. Hoosier_Catman

    Hoosier_Catman New Member

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    Im having trouble uploading pics now, but I should get them on here sometime soon. My avatar pic is one of the pics of the 43lber.
     

  3. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Sounds like you had your self a blast fishing and that is a nice looking fish in your avatar, glad to hear that you had your self a good trip and the fishing was productive, I wish you luck from here on out and hopefully you can catch many more fish
     
  4. duckbuster

    duckbuster New Member

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    Congrats on your new p.b.! I'm looking forward to seeing the pics.
     
  5. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    congrats on the PB, cant wait to see the pics. Looks to be every bit 43-45 pounds
     
  6. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    congrats on you PB Blue.:smile2:
     
  7. Hoosier_Catman

    Hoosier_Catman New Member

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    Here are some of the pics.
     

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  8. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    VERY VERY nice, indeed! Congrats!!
    BB in SC
     
  9. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    WTG nice looking cat there.
     
  10. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    I wouldn't worry to much about the weight. Mine ALWAYS look bigger and feel heavier than they weigh! Very nice blue. Congrats.
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Craig Congrats on your PB Blue. Thanks for sharing. Nice fish.
     
  12. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats on your new PB!!!:wink::big_smile:
     
  13. BAMA_CAT

    BAMA_CAT New Member

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    Great fish bro!!!!
     
  14. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Craig congrats on you new PB.
     
  15. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    FAT CAT for sure,,I think the weight might be pretty close,, the one I'm holding weighed a little over 57# and I would have bet that fish went 70+ no kidding, man they sure look bigger than they really are.LOL..

    Nice Fish.
     
  16. catfishbills

    catfishbills New Member

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    Thanks for the pics!:wink:We caught a 41lber on Sunday and he looks bigger to us, but the "coffee" scales showed 41............................we also caught a 5lb blue later in the day and all guessed 7-8lbs, so go figure. Those coffee scales are supposed to be real accurate also.
     
  17. kmcalester

    kmcalester Active Member

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    Congrate's on your PB.
     
  18. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Nice cat! Do you have the length and girth?

    Regardless, that is a beautiful speciman. :wink:
     
  19. Hoosier_Catman

    Hoosier_Catman New Member

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    Thanks for the replies fellas.
     
  20. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    The weight looks about right to me too.

    Congrats on a NICE fish.